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contributory

adjective accessory, additional, assisting, auxiliary, beneficial, conducive, contributing, determining, helpful, helping, influential, instrumental, lending assistance, salutary, secondary, tributary, useful
Associated concepts: contributory cause, contributory negliience
See also: ancillary, beneficial, donative, gratuitous, instrumental, subservient

contributory

in company law, a member or former member of a company liable to contribute to the assets on the winding-up of the company.
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201) In fact, clients have been held contributorily negligent for failing to inquire about the case's progress only in those cases in which the client was clearly on notice that the lawyer would not be able to comply with the deadline, yet took no action.
The defendant argued in its defense that the plaintiff was contributorily negligent, and that while being hospitalized he signed a compromise agreement with the defendant, releasing it from liability.
43) To their credit, some online hosts devote resources to combating counterfeit products discovered on their websites, lest they wish to be found contributorily liable for their users' activities.
88) If the ISP directly controls and monitors its site and learns that infringing items are being sold, then it could be contributorily liable for infringement.
41) Additionally, non-passengers who suffered tortious injury caused by the MBTA and were not contributorily negligent could also sue the MBTA.
It is likely that if the case were to go to trial, Gunter would be found to have been contributorily negligent and would be barred from recovering any damages from Acme.
MDY brought a declaratory judgment action to determine whether it could be held contributorily liable for the supposedly infringing acts of Blizzard's own customers.
The jury found the guests were contributorily negligent, allocated 40% liability to them, and reduced their recovery accordingly.
Was the fact that Amy Bauer was a nurse a factor in finding the Bauers contributorily negligent.
67) Claiming that the employer "violated a 'statute enacted for the safety of employees,'" the plaintiffs claimed that "Section 53 bars a finding that Captain Allen was contributorily negligent.
The court found that in this case, the defendants' claim that the evidence regarding the patient's methamphetamine use should have been admitted to establish that he was contributorily negligent in causing his heart attack.
In April 2003, Plaintiffs and others separately filed suit against Defendant in a New York federal court, claiming that Defendant was vicariously and contributorily liable for copyright infringement by Napster and/or Napster's users.