loser pays ruleJoe Segen2016-12-27T09:31:47+00:00
loser pays rule
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