bad faith


bad faith
The antithesis of good faith; a state of mind affirmatively operating with a furtive design, with a motive of self interest or ill will, or for an ulterior purpose. 37 Am J2d Fraud § 1. Though an indefinite term, it differs from and is stronger than the idea of negligence in that it contemplates a state of mind affirmatively operating with a furtive design or with some motive of self interest or ill will, or for an ulterior purpose. Warfield Natural Gas Co. v Allen, 248 Ky 646, 59 SW2d 534, 91 ALR 890. If a man makes a statement in the honest belief of its truth, he does not make it in bad faith, even if honest ignorance of the truth is the result of the grossest carelessness. Penn. Mut. Life Ins. Co. v Mechanics Sav. Bank & Trust Co. (CA6 Tenn) 73 F 653.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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