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In pari delicto potior est conditio defendentis

The legal maxim “in pari delicto potior est conditio defendentis” means “in equal fault, the position of the defendant is stronger” in Latin. This phrase suggests that if both parties share equal responsibility or are equally at fault, the defendant may have a stronger legal position or defense. It emphasizes that if both parties are equally blameworthy, the court may be more likely to rule in favor of the defendant.

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