Legal Word of the Day: “Subrogation”

Business relationships

Business relationships

“Subrogation” — Substituting one thing for another, or of one person into the place of another with respect to rights, claims, or securities; the right of an insurer or plaintiff to be reimbursed for payments made to an indemnified party.

Subrogation arises in common law, by statute and contractually.

The Rules of Civil Procedure (rule 29.01) codify the tenet of third party provisions, which seek to promote efficiency and cost effectiveness, while avoiding multiple proceedings in civil actions.

Relevant case:

Freudmann-Cohen v. Tran, 2004 CanLII 34765 (ON CA)

Suggested by St. Thomas paralegal, Olivia Humphreys.

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