loser pays rule

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loser pays rule

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Definition A proposed element of tort reform in which any losing party–plaintiff or defendant–would pay the court costs

Such a rule would be a powerful disincentive against frivolous lawsuits. The image is that of plaintiffs’ attorneys responding to this component of tort reform.  

Reference American Medical News 3/4/95, p19 

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