in bad faith

in bad faith

Fig. without sincerity; with bad or dishonest intent; with duplicity. It appears that you acted in bad faith and didn't live up to the terms of our agreement. If you do things in bad faith, you'll get a bad reputation.
See also: bad, faith

in bad faith

With the intention of deceiving someone or doing harm, as in I'm sure they were acting in bad faith and never planned to pay us. This expression was first recorded in 1631. The antonym, in good faith, meaning "sincerely and honestly," as in I signed that contract in good faith, dates from about 1350.
See also: bad, faith

in bad ˈfaith

knowing that what you are doing is wrong: She insists that she did not act in bad faith, and that the mistakes were due to a computer error.
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Though the attorney-client privilege was not at issue, the court's sweeping language has arguably created some doubt whether the privilege applies to protect such communications in bad faith actions.
13) The case proceeded to trial, after which a jury determined that GEICO had acted in bad faith, and the settlement was unreasonable and tainted by bad faith on the part of the settling parties.
to find insurers in bad faith even without evidence of nefarious intent.
Plaintiffs alleged that "Liberty Mutual has unreasonably and in bad faith denied coverage and underpaid for the damage.
Only one state, Tennessee, has enacted a statute allowing insurers to recover damages if a policyholder brings a lawsuit against an insurer in bad faith.
Ashley states in Bad Faith Actions: Liability and Damages, that almost 30 state courts recognized arguments of bad faith by the mid-1990s.
dissenting) (arguing administrator could not be exonerated as a matter of law in the instant case and that failing to treat administrators as equivalent of insurers creates gaping and unjustified gap in bad faith tort liability).
If the deferential standard of review applies, however, a decision is found to be arbitrary and capricious (or an abuse of discretion) "where the decision is in bad faith, not supported by substantial evidence, or erroneous on a question of law.
The court held, inter alia that there was sufficient evidence which allowed the jury to conclude that the defendant acted in bad faith.
If the insured has significant exposure above policy limits, the insurer may be liable in contract for the full loss if it refuses in bad faith to settle within policy limits.
The right of the principal to terminate [a broker's] authority is absolute and unrestricted, except only that he may not do it in bad faith, and as a mere device to escape the payment of the broker's commissions.
4) When an insurer acts in bad faith and the insured's damages exceed the available UM/ UIM policy limits, the insured will be able to plead a prima facie bad-faith claim.
11) As a result, even though the Eighth Circuit noted that Washington had an interest in protecting its residents from insurance companies who fail to settle claims in bad faith, here, the Eighth Circuit found that no Washington resident would be affected by the outcome in the case.
Fitzpatrick, the defendant in the underlying personal injury action, commenced this action alleging that defendant acted in bad faith by failing to settle the underlying action and thereby exposing Fitzpatrick to personal liability.