The Doctrine of Unclean Hands

The consequences of bad behavior may mean a forfeiture of the right to get paid. The “Doctrine of Unclean Hands” can prevent a party from benefiting from his own bad actions. If a party acted dishonestly or fraudulently with respect to a claim, the Court may apply the Doctrine of Unclean Hands. The result is a denial of the creditor’s right to be paid in whole or part.