Mary Carter agreement
- An undisclosed pact between the aggrieved party and one or several, but not all, co-accused parties that caps the responsibility of the accused parties by granting them a stake in the financial recovery granted to the aggrieved party
- The plaintiff entered into a Mary Carter agreement with some defendants to limit their financial liability.
- The Mary Carter agreement acted as a hedge for certain defendants, granting them a share in the plaintiff's recovery.
- Because of a Mary Carter agreement, some defendants' liability was restricted, depending on the recovery awarded to the aggrieved party.