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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Prasad said lots of "prejudiced and mala fide comments" were being made on the "regrettable and unfortunate" death of Lankesh.
Court order Parrikar, who listened to the over four- hour long debate, pointed out that a recent Italian court order said that " there is proof of mala fide intent" in the deal.
Alleging a Maran-Maxis nexus, CBI said, "It is prima facie revealed that the active intervention of Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi Maran in restricting business environment of Siva Group, change of ownership to M/s Maxis Communications and undue favours post this change was for mala fide considerations.
The duplication of the grievance and multiplication of litigation by some disgruntled elements speak volumes about their mala fide efforts to damage the image of the prime public sector banking institution of the country.
A NAB prosecutor, Ashfaq Ahmad Daudzai, contended that the accused with a mala fide intention embezzled around Rs6.
On Feb 6, Naseem had made a similar argument that the Elections Act 2017 was passed only 17 days after Nawaz's disqualification, which indicated its mala fide intent.
When the court asked Noorani whether he would tender an unconditional apology under Section 5 of Contempt of Court Ordinance 2003 or not, he hesitated for a while and then clearly stated that he did not want to apologize as that would be acceptance on his part the mala fide contention.
The NAB summoning me was based on mala fide intention," the Punjab CMsaid while addressing media.
Rashid, in his plea, pleaded that the Sharif-specific amendment to the law was mala fide and unconstitutional since it was introduced to accommodate only one person, the report said.
It shows mala fide intent of NAB that it has not got verified medical certificate from UK.
He said that the clause when introduced by Musharraf had a mala fide intent behind it.
The petitioner, NGO Common Cause, in its PIL, has contended that Asthana's appointment as Special Director was illegal, arbitrary, mala fide and in violation of the principle of impeccable integrity and institutional integrity as laid down by the top court.