Oct 24

Even the Court Expects You to Have Clean Hands


In her recent Idaho Business Review article “Even the Court Expects You to Have Clean Hands” Molly O’Leary wrote on the importance of parties to litigation having “clean hands.”  The article helps to highlight the importance of both parties having acted with honesty and good will before entering any legal dispute, or else risk an unfavorable ruling in the Courts.

Ms. O’Leary reminds us that the legal system is not so “blind” as to not have its own norms, values and customs even when it’s not always apparent. Whether it be real estate, business, probate, or family law, the integrity of all parties—and their counsel—is as crucial as the outcome of the case.