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
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There was no evidence that this was done in bad faith.
3dDCA 2000), should be reversed to permit the recovery of mental distress damages in bad faith claims against life insurers.
First, there are no limits on damages or fees in bad faith cases.
Even if an insurer denies coverage or refuses to defend in bad faith, that action alone may not cause an excess judgment.
Pilot Life thus established (whether in obiter dictum seems much in dispute) that state causes of action permitting remedies not found in ERISA are preempted by ERISA's civil enforcement provision even if the denial was made in bad faith.
30) After all, a jury in a bad faith action may find that the insurer acted reasonably in handling the underlying claim, but to completely bar recovery will automatically absolve an insurer who has acted in bad faith toward its insured.
The Fifth Circuit, applying Florida law, held that it was proper to allow expert opinion on whether a refusal to settle was unreasonable but not on the ultimate question of whether the defendant acted in bad faith.
Similarly, a child's right to recover damages in excess of the policy limits against a parent would depend solely upon a determination that the parent's insurance company acted in bad faith.
Mitro claimed that, since she had already provided statements under oath prior to the institution of her lawsuit against Allstate, Allstate's requests for additional sworn statements after the lawsuit commenced were in bad faith.
International Union Staff Representative Joe Chapman welcomed Judge Ries' ruling, stating: "RAC's claim that we bargained in bad faith is ridiculous, and RAC knows it since it never filed a charge with the NLRB accusing us of bad-faith bargaining.
The application of preemption principles in bad faith litigation has led to the unparalleled and deliberate abuse of insureds by insurers, who believe themselves to be immunized against liability.
Although there undoubtedly may be situations in which an insurer engages in bad faith in the handling of claims, the duty of good faith should be precisely and carefully defined, so that only legitimate bad faith conduct results in bad faith judgments.
The plaintiffs' trial brief in a case alleging that an insurer acted in bad faith by refusing to settle a claim for death benefits within the statutory period for filing a wrongful death case.
Principal Mutual Life Insurance Company, the 9th Circuit revisited the reasons courts allow tort remedies, including punitive damages, against insurers who deny disability claims in bad faith.