Good faith

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Good faith is a legal concept that means:

  • in commercial transactions, observance of reasonable standards of fair dealing
  • in issues concerning duty, an honest intention to fulfill one's obligations
  • in personal dealings, a lack of intent to seek unfair advantage or to defraud

Good faith is hard to define, but is usually obvious. When there is lack of good faith, it is typically clear. In the rare instance of a genuine dispute about good faith, it would be handled in litigation as a question of fact for a jury.