Boni judicis lites dirimere est

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MEANING: It is the duty of a good judge to prevent litigation. EXPLANATION: The Latin maxim here refers to the duty of a good judge to get the case settled that should be settled easily and to avoid needless litigation. The attempt of the court must always be to minimize litigation rather than maximizing it. Also, it […]

BONAFIDE

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MEANING: in good faith, without any malicious intent. EXPLANATION: Bonafide refers to a quality of authenticity or genuineness. Also,acting without the intention of defrauding. It signifies honesty, the real thing and that something has been made or done in good faith without any attempt to deceive anyone. For E.g. when we say Bonafide purchaser, it means a […]

VOLENTI NON FIT INJURIA

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INTRODUCTION: Volenti non fit injuria is a Latin Maxim which refers-with the consenting, no injury is done. According to this common law doctrine the one who voluntarily gives consent per any harm to suffer is not liable to claim for any damages for the same. The consent given will function as the good defence against […]

DAMNUM SINE INJURIA

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MEANING: Damage without injury EXPLANATION: this maximum deals with two terms ‘damage’ and ‘injuria’. Injury refers to the legal injury i.e. infringement of any legal right of the plaintiff and damage is not coupled with violation of any legal right of plaintiff. so in case of injury the legal remedies available but not in case […]

DE MINIMIS NON CURAT LES

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MEANING: The law does not concerns itself with trifles. EXPLANATION:this is a common law principle whereby judges will not sit in judgement of extremely minor transgressions. According to this principle a reasonable or prudent man will not initiate judicial proceedings for insignificant trivial issues. The Doctrine is applied by the courts when the issue of […]