Legal Word of the Day: “Bad Faith”

Bad Faith — Intent to deceive, with a sinister motive; acting not with mere bad judgment or negligence; the conscious doing of a wrong.

Bad faith connotes moral blameworthiness, encompassing conduct designed to mislead or pursued for an improper purpose. The question of bad faith is one of mixed law and fact. Bad faith can affect a range of considerations, including costs, dismissal of claims, and damages.

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