one-satisfaction rule.The principle that a plaintiff is entitled to only one recovery for a particular harm, and that the plaintiff must elect a single remedy if the jury has awarded more than one. • This rule is, for example, one of the foundations of a defendant’s right to have a jury verdict reduced by the amount of any settlements the plaintiff has received from other entities for the same injury. — Also termed single-recovery rule. [Cases: Damages  15. C.J.S. Damages §§ 21–22.]

[Blacks Law 8th]