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subrogation

The substitution of one person for another with respect to legal rights such as a right of recovery; occurs when a third person, such as an insurance company, has paid a debt of another or claim against another and succeeds to all legal rights which the debtor or person against whom the claim was asserted may have against other persons.
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Moore was saved from obscurity by the testimony of Professor Vern Countryman who observed that it spared bankruptcy trustees the trouble of tracking down and subrogating to the rights of sufficient creditors to get back all of X's thing.
If drivers have serious accidents and cell phones or texting was involved, then why are the auto insurers not subrogating against those big-buck deep pockets of the phone companies?
Subrogating against Santa might put the carrier on Santa's naughty list, but one would assume that Santa, once contacted, would readily acknowledge his responsibility in the damage and handle the situation.
At Progressive, auto insurance spokesperson Leah Knapp said the firm is "continuing to review claims and subrogating as appropriate.
It is paramount to first determine whether a paid-out claim is worth subrogating.
Therefore, potential plaintiffs in global warming litigation include not only individuals but also government entities subrogating on behalf of their citizens.