unclean hands

unclean hands
A doctrine of equity under which a court of law will not provide equitable relief to a party whose own conduct has been improper.

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  • unclean hands — un·clean hands n pl: an equitable doctrine: a complainant will be denied relief if he or she has engaged in misconduct (as acting in bad faith) directly relating to the complaint; also: the condition of having engaged in such misconduct and being …   Law dictionary

  • Unclean hands — Clean hands redirects here. For other uses, see Clean hands (disambiguation). Contract law …   Wikipedia

  • unclean hands doctrine — Doctrine simply means that in equity, as in law, plaintiffs fault, like defendant s, may be relevant to question of what, if any, remedy plaintiff is entitled to. Shondel v. McDermott, C.A.Ind., 775 F.2d 859, 868. Principle that one who has… …   Black's law dictionary

  • unclean hands — lack of honesty and fairness; dirty hands …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unclean hands doctrine — See clean hands doctrine …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Unclean Hands — Einwand eines wegen ⇡ unlauteren Wettbewerbs in Anspruch Genommenen, der Anspruchsteller habe sich selbst wettbewerbswidrig verhalten (Unterfall der ⇡ Verwirkung). Der Einwand ist gegenüber Unterlassungsansprüchen i.d.R., nämlich immer dann… …   Lexikon der Economics

  • unclean hands — noun plural : the condition of being guilty of unfair, inequitable, fraudulent, oppressive, or other unconscionable or illegal misconduct constituting grounds for refusing an application for relief in a court of equity …   Useful english dictionary

  • Unclean animals — This article presents religious views on unclean animals. For discussion in relation to specific animals and food, see Taboo food and drink. The pig is considered an unclean animal as food in Judaism and Islam and some Christian denominations.… …   Wikipedia

  • clean hands doctrine — n: a doctrine that originated in equity and that bars a plaintiff from seeking judicial relief regarding a matter in which he or she is not free of guilt and does not have clean hands Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996.… …   Law dictionary

  • Dirty Hands (disambiguation) — Dirty Hands may refer to: Dirty Hands, a 1948 play by Jean Paul Sartre and a 1951 French film Les Mains Sales based on the Sartre play Les innocents aux mains sales, a 1975 film West German film whose English name is Dirty Hands and Innocents… …   Wikipedia

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