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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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169) Conventional subrogation assumes that a valid claim can be asserted against the tortfeasor by the subrogor at least equal to the amount paid by the subrogee/insurer.
Here, respondent's subrogor and petitioner litigated, in an earlier court proceeding, the very same claim heard by the arbitrator.
The basis of this distinction is that in a creditor/debtor relationship, the debtor was obligated to pay even without the creation of the common-fund (the benefit to the creditor from creation of the fund is merely incidental), while in the subrogor/subrogee relationship, the subrogor was obligated to pay only if a common-fund was created.