joint enterprise

joint enterprise

n. a generic term for an activity of two or more people, usually (but not necessarily) for profit, which may include partnership, joint venture, or any business in which more than one person invests, works, has equal management control and/or is otherwise involved for an agreed upon goal or purpose. One significant factor is that if a court finds that two or more people are involved in a joint enterprise and there is negligent damage to another by any one of the enterprisers, or breach of a contract made by the joint enterprise, each of those who are part of the enterprise will be liable for all the damages to another. However, not all joint enterprises are partnerships or joint ventures, although the terms are often used improperly as if they were synonymous. (See: joint, joint and several, joint liability, joint venture, partnership, joint adventure)

See: affiliation, association, connection
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This is not possible currently under the present regime of laws regulating gaibens and bengoshi, even though the laws were amended to allow them to work together through a specificed joint enterprise system (tokutei kyodo jigyo).
TOKYO -- A new joint enterprise between law firms O'Melveny & Myers LLP and Watanabe Kokusai Law Offices ("WKLO") will further enhance their ability to meet the needs of clients on matters involving issues of Japanese and international law, the two firms announced today.
As the first joint enterprise under the alliance, the two companies will launch a memory card to be used exclusively in Sharp's Zaurus personal digital assistant (PDA), they said.
Counsel for the prosecution, Mr Denis Vaughan Buckley SC told the jury: "Whether his gun was the gun that discharged the bullet that entered the deceased is irrelevant if you consider that he was one of the ones there with a gun and was part of a joint enterprise.
Sunday's show underwhelmed me because I want so much for this joint enterprise of the World Wrestling Federation and NBC to succeed.
was passed into the name of Rock Venture, a joint enterprise with FSSC and Hodges' Greenbelt Development Inc.
According to the companies, the joint enterprise will represent the world leader in polypropylene production and rank fourth in polyethylene.
Computer Associates International Inc and Softbank Corp this week announced plans to establish a joint enterprise management center in Japan with the aim of helping systems integrators and resellers implement effective enterprise management strategies.
But, he added, "clearly, we did not meet the key objectives" of the mission, a joint enterprise of NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Italian Space Agency.
Participating in a joint enterprise means that the U.
The core argument is that since copyright works enjoy profit from significant public contribution, they should not be privately owned, but considered to be a joint enterprise, made real by both the public and author.
Mr Justice Turner explained that under joint enterprise law, a defendant does not have to throw a punch to be guilty of an offence.

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