in pari delicto


in pari delicto
In equal wrong equally at fault. 27 Am J2d Eq § 72. The status of both parties to an illegal agreement or transaction where they are equally at fault. 1 Am J2d Acctg § 56; 17 Am J2d Contr § 221. It is a trite and commonplace maxim that where parties are equally in wrong, the court will not give one legal redress against the other but will leave them where it finds them. Anno: 116 ALR 1018. So, where the parties are equally at fault the defendant and the party in possession hold the strong position. 17 Am J2d Contr § 221.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • pari delicto — equally responsible, sharing fault equally (Latin) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • in pari delicto — /in par uy di lik toh/, Law. in equal fault; equally culpable or blameworthy. [ < L] * * * …   Universalium

  • in pari delicto — both parties are equally at fault, both sides committed errors that were equally unjust or negligent (Latin) …   English contemporary dictionary


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