in pari delicto

Definition of "in pari delicto"
  1. A Latin phrase meaning 'in equal fault,' used when two parties in a lawsuit share equal blame and neither can claim damages from the other
How to use "in pari delicto" in a sentence
  1. The judge ruled that both businesses were in pari delicto and could not claim losses from each other.
  2. In the breach of contract case, both parties were in pari delicto, negating any monetary recovery.
  3. Because both companies had failed to conduct proper due diligence, they were found to be in pari delicto.

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