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bad faith

1. Deceptive or dishonest behavior. I'm afraid there will be many more instances of bad faith as this campaign continues.
2. Distrustfulness. There's too much bad faith between us. I mean, how can I trust her now, knowing that she stole all of that money from our company?
See also: bad, faith

bad ˈfaith


1 lack of trust between two people: The dispute was the cause of a lot of bad faith and bitterness.
2 dishonest behaviour: There were many accusations of bad faith on the part of the government.
See also: bad, faith
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The Knowledge Group assembled a team of thought leaders who will help the audience understand the most important aspects of Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation.
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The Court of Appeal took up the matter and while it did uphold the primary decision, it also addressed the issue of bad faith in trademark infringement and identified a list of criteria to determine bad faith.
Forever Green then filed a motion to dismiss the involuntary filing as a bad faith filing.
5 million to the PIP attorneys to settle both the PIP and bad faith claims, which the PIP attorneys accepted without notifying the bad faith attorneys.
Examining the relevant statutory provisions at issue the Supreme Court found no support that the Legislature intended for Citizens to be liable for a breach of the duty to act in good faith by allowing its policyholders to bring a statutory first-party bad faith cause of action.
In third-party bad faith, the verdict from the underlying action is considered conclusive as to the measure of damages in the subsequent bad-faith action.
The court also addressed the popular insurer bad faith defense the "genuine dispute doctrine," holding: "a dispute is not 'legitimate' unless it is founded on a basis that is reasonable under all the circumstances.
Fruth said, "By prohibiting bad faith assertions, the new law complements these other developments to provide powerful new tools for North Carolina companies to respond to patent demand letters and lawsuits.
In evaluating the potential bad faith committed against the non-settling defendants, the majority courts generally consider whether the non-settling insured or additional insured had other available primary or excess insurance to provide coverage for the claim.
Some states view an insurer's bad faith in settling an insurance claim as a contract breach, but other states consider insurer bad faith to be a tort (Stempel, 2008; GenRe, Palmer, and Dodge, 2008).
According to the District Court of Appeal of Florida, an appraisal award pursuant to an insurance contract constitutes a "favorable resolution" of an underlying breach of contract dispute for the purposes of filing a bad faith cause of action.
Summary: A RAK Misdemeanour Court bench, presided by Judge Yusuf Rajab, on Wednesday started hearing a case in which a 68-year-old Arab woman is accused of issuing, in bad faith, a dud cheque for Dh1.
xxx domain name identical to (Sir Richard's) mark without having any rights or interests therein is evidence of bad faith registration and use," telegraph.