Bad Faith

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Bad Faith

Abuse of the law by a party to a lawsuit. That is, one is acting in bad faith if one exploits the law for personal gain. Bad faith can result in the loss of a lawsuit and perhaps in punitive damages. See also: Insurance bad faith.
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The Internet Corporation [ZA2007-0005] (currently on appeal) at p 24 where Pistorius further expands on the passive use which might in certain instances be an indication of mala fide use such as in the case of Hexagon v.
He alleged that the charge sheet served upon petitioner and inquiry proceedings against the petitioner are mala fide and without any lawful basis.
Delhi Minorities Association has come out in Thampu's support and said a mala fide campaign' is being run against him.
Chidambaram was acting mala fide [in bad faith] in fixing the price of spectrum at the 2001 level or in permitting dilution of equity by the two companies.
He said that the petition filed against the governor was based on mala fide intention, hence liable to be dismissed.
Dua hoped that Union Minister for Law and Justice could find out a way out for such a step: " I am sure, Mr Moily's legal acumen and advice of this officials can find a way out and provide a safeguard against the framing of charges which are mala fide.
The decision is illegal and based on mala fide intentions and a bid to hide incompetence of transport and traffic authorities, a press release issue here on Friday said.
The government's intention is already under suspicion, and any imposition of a convenient interpretation of modern education will be construed as mala fide, and should be opposed.
Inadvertent delay gives birth to suspicions of mala fide.
Moreover, the haste and mala fide on part of sender was also obvious from the point that PM &DC authorities were asked to provide copy of report even before completion of registration process.
It is not only the mismanagement of the company but they [SSGC] also have mala fide intentions and are misrepresenting the facts," Sulemnaji claimed.
Such unwarranted and unfounded assertions that keep appearing from time to time are clearly mala fide, desperately trying to raise apprehensions about the safety and security of Pakistan's nuclear programme," The Daily Times quoted Basit, as saying.