unclean hands doctrine

See clean hands doctrine.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • 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 — 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 — noun A doctrine of equity under which a court of law will not provide equitable relief to a party whose own conduct has been improper …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • clean hands doctrine — The equitable principle which requires a denial of relief to a complainant who is himself guilty of inequitable conduct in reference to the matter in controversy. 27 Am J2d Eq § 136; 28 Am J Rev ed Inj § 33. Within the meaning of the maxim of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • doctrine — doc·trine / däk trən/ n: a principle established through judicial decisions compare law, precedent doc·tri·nal / trə nəl/ adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • improper use doctrine — The doctrine of patent law, also known as the unclean hands doctrine, which denies the owner of a patent relief against one who supplies unpatented material to a licensee of the patent, although there is an agreement between the patent owner and… …   Ballentine's 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

  • clean hands — n pl: innocence of wrongdoing or deceit plaintiff must come into court with clean hands see also clean hands doctrine Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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