Legal Maxim : Actus nemini facit injurium

Author : Tanvi Gupta

Actus nemini facit injurium is a Latin maxim meaning the act of law does injury to no one. This maxim states that bringing a law suit by plaintiff against other party causes no harm to second party.

Application of law is based on this principle that if any person act beyond the given authority, he will be put in situation where he has acted wholly without authority.

The court in various cases held that maxim denotes no one could raise any objection or complain that he has been wronged by any steps legally taken by the Court. However, if any objection is raised it is to so be observed if any substantial prejudice is done to plaintiff during proceedings.