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I just had to look up the term for my own knowledge, especially since I failed Latin in school. Perhaps others may enjoy understanding the name of a wonderful poet and writer. JAG

"Ex turpi causa non oritur actio (Latin for "from a dishonorable cause an action does not arise") is a legal doctrine which states that a claimant will be unable to pursue a cause of action if it arises in connection with his own illegal act. Particularly relevant in the law of contract, tort and trusts,[1] ex turpi causa is also known as the "illegality defence", since a defendant may plead that even though, for instance, he broke a contract, conducted himself negligently or broke an equitable duty, nevertheless a claimant by reason of her own illegality cannot sue."

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posted by WileyJohn on March 10, 2012 at 4:02 PM | link to this | reply

Ex Turpi

Absolutely agree with that statement-unfortunately....

posted by WileyJohn on March 10, 2012 at 3:36 PM | link to this | reply

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