confession and avoidance
- An answer in a civil case where the defendant acknowledges the plaintiff's accusations but offers additional facts that, if true, could counteract the negative impact of these claims
- In the case of a car accident, the lawyer submitted a plea of confession and avoidance, admitting their client's involvement but arguing unexpected road conditions.
- The defense strategy was confession and avoidance, accepting some allegations but providing extenuating circumstances.
- In response to the breach of contract claims, the defendant used a confession and avoidance strategy, admitting breach but alleging justification.