subrogor

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subrogor

n. a person or entity that transfers his/her/its legal right collect a claim to another (subrogee) in return for payment of the subrogor's expenses or debts which he/she/it claims. Thus, a person injured in an accident (subrogor) is paid by his/her/its own insurance company (subrogee) for the damages, and then the insurance company sues the party who apparently caused the damages. (See: subrogation, subrogee)

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These "direct" costs, the magistrate judge said, could not be recovered by the Insurers because the Insurers' rights were "limited to those of their subrogors."
Insurers have developed various mechanisms for taking control over claims brought by subrogors without having to join the litigation or take a complete assignment.
The consensus seems be that it is ethical for attorneys employed by subrogors to represent subrogees.
For instance, one commentator observed that the states that sued the tobacco industry could not have succeeded had they brought their suits as subrogors of individual smokers' claims because they would face insurmountable obstacles with respect to assumption of risk.