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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The only inference that the jury must have drawn from the threatening texts and messages to the deceased was that Maureen and Kelly were part of the joint enterprise, that force would be used and weapons, knives or similar, deployed.
The MP warned: "There is a wealth of evidence that suggests that joint enterprise has both convicted people in error and wholly disproportionately affected those who identify as black, Asian and minority ethnic.
That's the view of his sister Ashleigh, who has campaigned for more than a decade to change the law around joint enterprise - which saw then-16-year-old Jordan jailed for the killing of young dad Kevin Johnson in Sunderland.
It's a result of a controversial rule known officially as "parasitical accessory liability", and commonly known as joint enterprise.
secured a position on the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense Joint Enterprise Research Development Acquisition and Procurement Omnibus contract.
Speaking in the Commons, Ms Powell raised the case of a man first arrested back in May 2016 under a very large joint enterprise case, but was acquitted in August this year.
There were shouts of "no justice, no peace" over the failed appeals, focusing on the law of joint enterprise.
The legal challenges follow a Supreme Court decision in February that the application of the law on joint enterprise, otherwise known as common enterprise, had taken "a wrong turn" and been misinterpreted for 30 years.
Britain's highest court declared the joint enterprise law - under which a suspect can be found guilty of murder simply by being part of the attack - has been wrongly used in courts since 1984.
But following a trial at Teesside Crown Court in August 2007, he was found guilty after the prosecution said he was the team leader in a joint enterprise.
The appeals were considered together because both hinged on the joint enterprise issue.

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