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Bad Faith

The fraudulent deception of another person; the intentional or malicious refusal to perform some duty or contractual obligation.

Bad faith is not the same as prior judgment or Negligence. One can make an honest mistake about one's own rights and duties, but when the rights of someone else are intentionally or maliciously infringed upon, such conduct demonstrates bad faith.

The existence of bad faith can minimize or nullify any claims that a person alleges in a lawsuit. Punitive Damages, attorney's fees, or both, may be awarded to a party who must defend himself or herself in an action brought in bad faith.

Bad faith is a term commonly used in the law of contracts and other commercial dealings, such as Commercial Paper, and in Secured Transactions. It is the opposite of Good Faith, the observance of reasonable standards of fair dealings in trade that is required of every merchant.

A government official who selectively enforces a nondiscriminatory law against the members of a particular group or race, thereby violating the Civil Rights of those individuals, is acting in bad faith.

bad faith

1) n. intentional dishonest act by not fulfilling legal or contractual obligations, misleading another, entering into an agreement without the intention or means to fulfill it, or violating basic standards of honesty in dealing with others. Most states recognize what is called "implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing" which is breached by acts of bad faith, for which a lawsuit may be brought (filed) for the breach (just as one might sue for breach of contract). The question of bad faith may be raised as a defense to a suit on a contract. 2) adj. when there is bad faith then a transaction is called a "bad faith" contract or "bad faith" offer. (See: good faith, fraud, clean hands doctrine)

bad faith

noun abjection, abjectness, abscondence, apostasy, artifice, base conduct, betrayal, betrayment, breach of faith, broken faith, broken promise, collaboration, complicity, connivance, cozenage, debasement, deceit, deceitfulness, deception, defalcation, defection, delusion, delusiveness, dereliction, dereliction of duty, deviation from rectitude, deviousness, disaffection, disavowal, dishonesty, dishonor, disingenuousness, disloyalty, disobedience, double-dealing, duplicity, fallaciousness, false preeenses, false pretension, false swearing, falseheartedness, falseness, forswearing, fraud, fraudulency, furtiveness, guile, hypocrisy, ignominy, improbity, indiscretion, infidelity, insidiousness, insincerity, inveracity, lack of conncience, lack of fidelity, lack of principle, lack of probity, mala fides, malversation, mendaciousness, mendacity, misfeasance, misrepresentation, obliquity, perfidiousness, perfidy, pettifoggery, pretense, pretext, punic faith, recantation, recreancy, reprobacy, sedition, spuriousness, subterfuge, subversion, subversive activity, suppression of truth, surreptitiousness, traitorousness, treacherousness, treachery, turpitude, unauthenticity, unconscientiousness, underrand dealing, unfairness, unfaith, unfaithfulness, unfaithworthiness, ungenuineness, unloyalty, unsteadfastness, untrueness, untrustiness, untruthfulness, unveraciousness, unveracity, venality, violation of allegiance, violation of duty
Associated concepts: fraud
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Mullan montre egalement comment cette regle s'est subsequemment modifiee pour exiger la preuve de mauvaise foi du decideur.
Si nous voulons nous tirer d'embarras, il convient d'examiner de plus pres les conduites de mauvaise foi et d'essayer une description.
Car, si l'ecriture commence avec un manque, pour qu'elle soit vraiment ecriture faite de mots et de phrases, elle doit tourner contre l'infini de ce vide toute la mauvaise foi de "l'optimisme" theatral.
En l'absence de mauvaise foi de la part du depute ou de l'ancien depute, en plus de payer les frais precites, l'Assemblee assumera egalement le paiement de la condamnation de nature pecuniaire, notamment les dommages-interets, resultant d'un jugement rendu a la suite d'une poursuite de nature civile.
Jean Pierre Dupuy was given a much rougher ride for his paper(13) which analysed mauvaise foi in non-intentional terms and explored the |destin americain' of Sartre at the hands of behaviourists and Quinian analytical philosophy.
Cependant, les mauvaises langues et les personnes de mauvaise foi ne restaient pas les bras croises.
Esta es una de las frases que Sartre emplea para explicar el tema de la mauvaise foi, cuando aconseja no agarrar las cosas tan en serio, principalmente en lo que respecta a la libertad, puesto que el hombre aunque condicionado por su facticidad y limitado por la libertad misma, no se puede neutralizar en el tiempo, pues el tiempo deviene desde el presente como huida que se proyecta hacia ese futuro que nunca sera mas que desde el presente.
In suggesting Prospero's final, debilitating dependence on Caliban for his idea of himself, Cesaire hints at a Sartrean influence: the master is guilty, it seems, of a colonial version of mauvaise foi.
Tracasse par des soucis d'argent, irrite par la mauvaise foi des journaux litteraires, confondu par les aleas de la poste et soucieux d'eviter la censure et la police (qu'elle soit autrichienne ou francaise) grace a toutes sortes de subterfuges plus cocasses les uns que les autres, il ne perd jamais toutefois son sens de l'humour.
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Mais il y a beaucoup de mauvaise foi dans cette posture, le fait est qu'ils ont du mal a suivre le rythme de l'inepuisable Jalloul.
Les mesures de retorsion frappant la mission civile de la Minurso (72 membres sur 84 ont quitte le territoire sahraoui) et la fermeture du bureau de Dakhla ont revele la [beaucoup moins que] mauvaise foi [beaucoup plus grand que] de l'occupant marocain en opposition frontale avec la logique de paix qui a jusque-la caracterise la volonte sahraouie respectueuse de la legalite internationale, codifiee dans la signature des accords de cessez-le-feu du 6 septembre 1991.