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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As such, a show-cause notice containing material not forming part of the Presidential Reference and/or the SJC order is patently mala fide in law and fact, without jurisdiction and any proceedings pursuant thereto corum non judice.'
As such, a show-cause notice containing material not forming part of the Presidential Reference and/or the SJC order is patently mala fide in law and fact, without jurisdiction and any proceedings pursuant thereto corum non judice." "That the President of Pakistan is the Head of State and of all its various organs besides being the appointing, referring and removing authority in respect of superior court judges.
d) MoIT with mala fide intentions indulged in over-ruling CCP's Policy Note to MoIT dated 28-08-2012, by making ICH agreement dated 30-08-2012 operational first and responding to CCP's Policy Note later on 08-10-2012, wherein CCP's jurisdiction in telecom sector was challenged.
Delhi Minorities Association has come out in Thampu's support and said a mala fide campaign' is being run against him.
Augustine Paul as the defense tried to point out there was ''mala fide'' or bad faith on the part of Musa.
The resolution recalled how the Pakistan Bar Council had condemned and sought immediate withdrawal of the federal government's reference against the two judges as it was 'based on mala fide intention and ulterior motives to attack independent judges'.
He said lawyers throughout the country will observe nationwide strike on Saturday, July 27, to condemn filing of mala fide references by the government against the two judges.
The case against the two judges has been underway in the apex judicial body despite reservations by the lawyers, who say the references filed by the president are based on mala fide intent.
QUETTA -- President Supreme Court Bar Association Amanullah Kanrani has said, reference against Justice Qazi Faez Essa filed in Supreme Judicial Council in order to keep deprive Balochistan from the post of Chief Justice of Pakistan termed the reference as mala fide act.
We believe that any mala fide acts on the government's part will further weaken the constitutional institutions of the state.
He said the petitioner filed this petition with mala fide intention and Balochistan High Court (BHC) had already given verdict in this connection.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Mar 28 (ANI): Two days after three IPS officers were transferred by the Election Commission of India (ECI) for allegedly working in favour of TDP, party's senior leader K Ravindra Kumar on Thursday termed the order mala fide and illegal.