no fault

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In reference to law, “no fault” is primarily used to denote claims that are adjudicated without any determination of fault. In a no-fault claim, the parties are not required to prove any party’s blameworthiness to resolve the claim. In contrast, parties to a fault-based claim must prove a party was at fault to prevail on the claim.

Some common uses of the term “no fault” in a legal sense include:

[Last updated in July of 2020 by the Wex Definitions Team]