Tortfeasor – someone(s) who commits a tort (civil wrong)

tortfeasor:
(17c)

1. Someone who commits a tort; a wrongdoer.

concurrent tortfeasors:
(1921)

1. Two or more tortfeasors whose simultaneous actions cause injury to a third party.  *  Such tortfeasors are jointly and severally liable.

consecutive tortfeasors:
(1955)

1. Two or more tortfeasors whose actions, while occurring at different time, combine to cause a single injury to a third party.  *  Such tortfeasors are jointly and severally liable.

joint tortfeasors:
(1822)

1. Two or more tortfeasors who contributed to the claimant’s injury and who may be joined as defendants in the same lawsuit.  See joint and several liability under LIABILITY.

successive tortfeasors:
(1954)

1. Two or more tortfeasors whose negligence occurs at different times and causes different Injuries to the same third party.

References:

[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

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