Bad faith (Latin: mala fides) is a persistent form of deception that involves entertaining a series of feelings or pretending to be influenced by another.  It is associated with hypocrisy, breach of contract, affect and empty words.  It should not be confused with heresy (alleged false religious belief). This may involve deliberate deception of others or self-deception. The notion of bad faith is probably not capable of accurate calibration and has certainly not been defined in the same way by all arbitrators. At its core, bad faith involves malevolence or malevolence. A decision made in bad faith is not based on a rational connection between the circumstances and the outcome, but on antipathy towards the individual for non-rational reasons. The lack of a rational basis for the decision implies that factors other than those relevant have been taken into account. In this sense, even a bad faith decision is arbitrary. These comments are not intended to end the debate on the definition of bad faith. Rather, it should be emphasized that bad faith, which has its heart in malice and malevolence, at least touches, if not completely embraces, the associated concepts of irrationality, discrimination and arbitrariness. The existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre called the belief that there is something good in itself that is inherent in the world as an absolute value and can be discovered by people, “the spirit of seriousness” that he believes leads to evil intentions. He argued that people fall into the spirit of seriousness because they take their values too seriously and forget that values are contingent, chosen and subjectively attributed.
 In Sartre`s words: “The spirit of seriousness has two characteristics: it considers values as transcendent realities, independent of human subjectivity, and it transfers ownership of the `desirable` of the ontological structure of things to their mere material constitution.”  In the Bible, duplicity appears as a metaphor for literally false religious beliefs.  Various commentators and translators have discussed whether they are of two beliefs or beliefs with two hearts or ambiguities.   The Webster Dictionary equates bad faith with “being two hearts.”  “Double heart” also translates to “double mind” or “two hearts” or “two heads” or souls, two attitudes, two loyalties, two thoughts, two beliefs, or two souls at the same time. The Hebrew Bible and the letters of the New Testament exhort religious believers not to be fooled. In Psalm 119:113, a translation says, “I hate ambiguous men, but I love your law.”  New Living Translation emphasizes shared loyalty and translates the passage as saying, “I hate those who have shared loyalty, but I love your instructions.”  Freudian psychoanalysis responds to how bad faith self-deception is made possible by postulating an unconscious dimension of our being that is amoral, when consciousness is actually regulated by morality, law, and custom, achieved by what Freud calls oppression.  The true desires of the unconscious are expressed as the fulfillment of wishes in dreams or as an ethical position taken unconsciously to satisfy the desires of the unconscious.  How does bad faith differ from breach of contract? Bad faith is associated with duplicity or shared loyalty. (See the theology section above.) A breach of contract occurs when a party fails to comply with a particular requirement of the contract. An allegation of bad faith arises when a party acts unethically or misleadingly.
Unlike a breach of contract claim, a bad faith claim is not a breach of a particular provision of a contract, but of the spirit of the agreement itself. Bad faith in ethics can occur when an unethical position is considered ethical and justified by invoking being forced to do so as an excuse, for example. by God or by that person`s natural disposition due to genetics, although the facts confirm that faith and honesty would require it.  At the heart of feminism is the idea that women are systematically subordinate, and bad faith exists when women leave their free will to this subordination, for example, the acceptance of religious beliefs that a man is the dominant party in a marriage by god`s will; Simone de Beauvoir describes these women as “mutilated” and “immanent”.     In her book The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir jointly developed modern notions of bad faith and modern feminism.  Good faith is therefore conduct that is not associated with bad faith. This begs the question: what is “bad faith”? The rewording states that a “complete catalogue of types of bad faith is impossible” and instead chooses to give examples of bad faith. Bad faith includes the following acts: “circumvention of the spirit of the arrangement, lack of care and approval, intentional reproduction of an imperfect performance, abuse of power to specify conditions, and alteration or non-cooperation in the performance of the other party.” A person acting in bad faith could enter into an agreement without intending to enter into it. This person could also mistakenly represent the details of an item such as a house or car that is sold to someone who then buys it under false pretenses.
A person who appears in bad faith tries to lie about something in order to move forward. In North Carolina, bad faith cases can only be brought against a person`s own insurance company, not against the insurance company of a negligent third party. Therefore, only if your own insurance company has acted in bad faith can you make a claim in bad faith. Here are some examples of bad faith: soldiers waving a white flag and then shooting when their enemy approaches to take prisoners (cf. perfidy); a company representative who negotiates with union members without intending to compromise;  a prosecutor who represents a legal position that he or she knows is wrong;  an insurer that uses intentionally misleading language and reasoning to deny a claim.  The current standard legal definition of “bad faith” in the law of England and Wales is that of Lindsay J. in Gromax Plasticulture Ltd. v.
Don and Low Nonwovens Ltd: “Clearly, this is dishonesty and, in my opinion, some cases that do not meet the standards of acceptable business conduct observed by reasonable and experienced men in the field studied. Parliament has wisely not tried to explain in detail what is bad faith in this context and what is not; The extent to which a business must be such that it constitutes bad faith is a matter that should be judged not by paraphrasing by the courts (which leads to the risk that the courts will then interpret not the law, but paraphrase it), but by reference to the terms of the law and taking into account all the material circumstances surrounding it.  Phenomenology plays a role that leads to discussions about bad faith. It plays a role in ethics through an analysis of the structure of the will, appreciation, happiness and care of others (in empathy and sympathy). Phenomenologist Heidegger discusses care, consciousness and guilt and moves towards “authenticity”, which in turn leads to Simone de Beauvoir`s feminism and Jean-Paul Sartre`s existentialism, both based on phenomenology`s reflections on authenticity and its role in evil intentions. Sartre analyzed the logical problem of “bad faith” in terms of authenticity and developed an ontology of value as produced by bona fide volunteers.  Insurance companies have more power than policyholders. They have more finances, can negotiate and are experts in their field. Most courts find that insurance companies treat their customers fairly and in good faith. You can sue if your insurance company does not act fairly in processing, investigating, or paying your claim. State law defines bad faith towards insurance companies.
In the context of contract law, some argue that the parties to a contract are under the general presumption of being honest, fair and “good faith” with each other. In some jurisdictions around the world (e.g., the United States of America), the legal doctrine of good faith is established and forms part of the law (see Sections 1 to 203 of the Uniform Commercial Code and Section 205 of Reformatement (Second) of Contract Law). However, in Australia (and in most common law jurisdictions around the world), no definitive principle of good faith has been established, and some argue that the best way to identify what might include the principle of “bad faith” (see Robert S. Summers, “The Conceptualisation of Good Faith in American Contract Law,” 2000). Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir developed ideas about bad faith to existentialism using the concepts of bad faith and “authenticity” in the ethics of faith.  In Being and Nothing, Sartre begins his discussion of bad faith with the question of how bad faith self-deception is possible.  Sartre calls “bad faith” a kind of project of self-deception. To produce an apology, bad faith first takes a third-person attitude towards itself. When it becomes necessary to escape this attitude she has made of herself, she takes perspective in the first person. In both cases, deception cannot succeed completely. Without these two facets of existence, if consciousness were unified and indivisible, as in the indivisible “I” in “I think, therefore I am,” it would be impossible to explain how the actual project of self-deception could be possible. The Freudian theory of the unconscious is considered by Sartre to be based on an incoherent view of consciousness, but the psychoanalysis project as revealing the “fundamental project” of an individual`s life is considered valid.
 1) n. act intentionally unfairly by failing to comply with legal or contractual obligations, deceiving others, entering into an agreement without the intention or means to fulfill it, or violating basic standards of honesty in one`s dealings with others.