affidavit of good faith

Requirement on appeal: -an affidavit required by statute in some jurisdictions to be made by or on behalf of an appellant, stating that the appeal is not taken for delay. Even where such an affidavit is required to properly perfect an appeal, it will not be held insufficient on technical grounds. 4 Am J2d A & E § 313. The requirement of an affidavit of good faith applies in some jurisdictions to appeals from a justice of the peace. Prerequisite to filing or recording of chattel mortgage: -a requirement by statute in sonic jurisdictions made as a condition of the filing or recording of a chattel mortgage is the making of an affidavit by the mortgagor or, in some jurisdictions, his agent or attorney, that the mortgage is given in good faith without design to defeat, defraud, hinder, or delay creditors, and the filing or recording of the affidavit with the mortgage. Under the Uniform Security Code, neither a security agreement nor a financing statement need be accompanied by affidavits. 15 Am J2d Chat Mtg § 49.

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