Bad Faith Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Bad Faith.

Bad Faith (noun)

Bad Faith refers to conduct carried out with dishonest intentions or actions done with the intent to deceive or mislead. It is the opposite of 'good faith,' indicating that the person is acting without the honesty and fairness that is normally expected. Even if the outcome isn't harmful, if the action was done with deceitful motives, it is considered Bad Faith.