What Is A Common Interest Agreement

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The decisive facts were that the common interests of the tenants and the broker were similar, but not identical, and that the common interest was largely commercial and not legal. The Court concluded that simply sharing the desire to succeed in a legal dispute is not a sufficient “common interest”. Joint defence and common interest agreements can be effective tools to promote client interests and reduce costs. The key is to get it right so that they don`t themselves become the basis of a dispute. The absence of court orders that define the more nuanced boundaries of doctrine can exacerbate misunderstandings in this area. After the assignment and during the litigation, the plaintiff owner and the general contractor (not a party) entered into a “common interest agreement” before entering into a series of discussions […].