major and minor fault rule


major and minor fault rule
The rule in admiralty, relative to collisions between vessels that were not equally at fault, that there is a rebuttable presumption, in favor of the vessel with the minor fault, that the major fault of the other vessel was the exclusive contributing cause of the collision. 2 Am J2d Adm § 206; 12 Am J2d Boats § 73.

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