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deep pocket rule

deep pocket rule
 n.— «The common law rule of joint and several liability makes each defendant in a tort lawsuit liable for the entire amount of plaintiff’s damages. The rule is sometimes called the “deep pocket” rule.» —“King sees tort challenges coming to Tallahassee” by Bradley Parsons Daily Record (Jacksonville, Florida) Jan. 30, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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