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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Regarding mala fides on the part of the Speaker, the bench held that pleadings in the case were not sufficient arrive at any conclusion.
It is, however, called upon to determine whether the purported expulsion was carried out according to the applicable rules, with regard to the principles of natural Judge, and without mala fides.
The order stated that the counsel for the Petitioner was unable to make out even the semblance of a case that the selection process in this behalf was tainted with mala fides of facts or law or even otherwise was without jurisdiction or Coram non judice.