Multi-Party Coordinated Defense Law and Legal Definition

Multi-party coordinated defense refers to a coordinated joint defense method adopted for multiple defendants, where a neutral facilitator sits to negotiate, organize, and manage cooperative joint-party arrangements that are supplementary to the main dispute. In this process, a neutral facilitator streamlines the steps toward resolution. Coordinated defense efforts include agreements to use joint counsel and experts, assign and share discovery and research tasks, limit infighting among defendants, coordinate and share the results of procedural maneuvers, and apportioning liability payments.