in bad faith

in bad faith

In a deceptive or dishonest manner. I'm afraid I agreed to help you in bad faith—I was working with your enemies the entire time. I don't think it was just a simple mistake, though—I think she was acting in bad faith.
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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.
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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.
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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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The Supreme Court had held previously that Iowa workers' compensation carriers can be held liable in bad faith actions because state statues place an "affirmative obligation" on insurance carriers to act reasonably.
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.
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. The insurer may recover up to 25% of the policyholder's fraudulent claim.
Ashley states in Bad Faith Actions: Liability and Damages, that almost 30 state courts recognized arguments of bad faith by the mid-1990s.
(5) Did Exxon have an intentional scheme to cheat Alabama out of royalties due under the lease deserving of punitive damages, or is this case simply a question of contract interpretation that, even if breached in bad faith, would not allow punitive damages?
The key determinant is whether the third-party administrator is both acting like an insurer and subject to the danger that it will, like an insurer acting in bad faith, place its own economic interest ahead of the interests of the policyholder.
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." (25) Further, an abuse of discretion may be found where an ERISA plan administrator makes a decision that "conflicts with the plain language of the plan." (26) An abuse of discretion may also be found in welfare benefit claims where the plan administrator seeks to place greater weight on the opinions of reviewing physicians than on the opinions of treating and examining doctors.
An insurance carrier that is acting in bad faith. may be liable for an amount far in excess of its coverage if bad faith can be proven.
(24) However, some states only award declaratory fees if the insurer's coverage denial was in bad faith. (25)
"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.
Given this lower standard, the jury in Camacho returned a verdict for the insured finding that Nationwide "acted negligently or in bad faith in failing to settle the claims."
(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.