fraud on the court
- Deceptive actions that compromise the honesty and fairness of the legal procedure, such as unduly influencing a judge, jury members, or personnel related to the court
- If proven, tampering with the jury constitutes a fraud on the court and carries severe penalties.
- The plaintiff's withholding of critical evidence could be viewed as a fraud on the court.
- Accusations of fraud on the court often result in thorough investigations to maintain the justice system's integrity.