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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He said that the male fide intentions of the petroleum ministry are pushing country in the dark ages while Punjab is being penalized on purpose.
However, in practice, it is far more common for a cheque to be deposited by the payee as a tool to threaten and blackmail rather than male fides on the part of the drawer.
He prayed the court to declare the SRO, introducing Amnesty Scheme for smuggled vehicles illegal and based on male fides. The respondents be directed to immediately seize all the vehicles which were legalized by payment of confessional duty under the Amnesty Scheme and treat them according to the applicable law and procedure.