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  Good faith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Good faith, or in Latin bona fides, is the mental and moral state of honesty, conviction as to the truth or falsehood of a proposition or body of opinion, or as to the rectitude or depravity of a line of conduct, even if the conviction is objectively unfounded.
One who acts in good faith, so far as the violation of positive law (or even in certain junctures of natural law) is concerned, is said to labor under an invincible error, and hence to be guiltless.
In fact, good faith has been identified as the key essence of a contract, and the parties are expected to act in good faith in their dealings.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Good_faith   (319 words)

  
 Good Faith Bad Faith in Government Contracts
Good faith means different things in different contexts, but it has been described in the Restatement of Contracts as “faithfulness to an agreed common purpose and consistency with the justified expectations of the other party.” In the Uniform Commercial Code, good faith is broadly defined as “honesty in fact” in the matter at issue.
In those cases, courts and boards routinely hold that government officials are presumed to act conscientiously and in good faith in the discharge of their duties.
Tension arises between good faith and bad faith cases, because they suggest that, at least in the government contract arena, good and bad faith are not mirror images of one another.
www.washingtontechnology.com /news/15_2/federal/15116-1.html   (675 words)

  
 Civil Resource Manual 140 Sample Memorandum re Willfulness and Good Faith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
An instruction on good faith reliance on advice of counsel was not only unnecessary, it was also inappropriate, because the defendants failed to establish the predicates for that defense.
Not only was the concept of good faith adequately addressed in the court's charge on intent to defraud, but the defendants were free throughout the trial to present evidence and argument on good faith.
This is true for both the general good faith instruction XXXXXX's attorney suggested orally during the charge conference, and for the more specific instruction on good faith reliance on advice of counsel that the defendants submitted in their written requests to charge.
www.usdoj.gov /usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title4/civ00140.htm   (4319 words)

  
 Wikipedia:Assume good faith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
If you expect people to assume good faith from you, make sure you demonstrate it.
Yelling "Assume Good Faith" at people does not excuse you from explaining your actions, and making a habit of it will convince people that you're acting in bad faith.
This guideline does not require that editors continue to assume good faith in the presence of evidence to the contrary.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Assume_good_faith   (714 words)

  
 Good Faith Index
Good faith, as we use it in the discussion of public discourse, means a willingness to leave aside our unstated assumptions, to listen for clues that might help us understand the context and meaning of the Other's validity claim.
Good faith suggests that we might be able to help reword the claims in language that privilege can understand.
A good faith hearing means a hearing that is open to hearing, and to helping construct validity claims that seem at face value to conflict with validity claims we "all" share as norms.
www.csudh.edu /dearhabermas/goodfth.htm   (3121 words)

  
 Conglomerate Blog: Business, Law, Economics & Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
One of the most important functions of good faith is to cure an unexpected shift in the positions of the contracting parties.
I have a vague recollection of being told that the Australian courts recently embraced the duty of good faith in cortract law, but Carlin does not mention this development, and I was unable to located any information about it in Westlaw.
This suggests that good faith in contracts must be determined on a case by case basis, and may involve judicial activism.
www.theconglomerate.org /2005/09/good_faith_cont.html   (1119 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Good Faith
It is not unfrequently applied to determine the degree of right or obligation prevailing in the various forms of human engagements, such as contracts, etc. In the matter of prescription it is held to be an indispensable requirement whether there be question of acquiring dominion or freeing oneself from a burden.
Likewise, in deciding the duty incombent upon one who finds himself in possession of another's property, cognizance is taken of the good faith with which perchance the holding has been begun and accompanied.
Finally, if a person, although in the actually in state of mortal sin, were in good faith to come to Holy Communion, such a one, according to the judgement of many theologians, would receive sanctifying grace.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06642a.htm   (299 words)

  
 The American Enterprise: Good Faith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Faith is not a coat you throw on to make yourself look and act better.
From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty, to abundance, to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency, to apathy, to dependency; from dependency back to bondage.
Faith is something much deeper, more profound, and important than that, and it cannot be turned on and off to create convenient societal effects.
www.taemag.com /issues/articleid.17700/article_detail.asp   (3450 words)

  
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Because they observe that faith is not followed by good works or a better life, they fall into error, even though they speak and hear much about faith.
He stumbles around and looks for faith and good works, even though he does not know what faith or good works are.
Faith is a living, bold trust in God's grace, so certain of God's favor that it would risk death a thousand times trusting in it.
www.iclnet.org /pub/resources/text/wittenberg/luther/luther-faith.txt   (435 words)

  
 20th WCP: The Good Faith of the Invisible Man
Indeed, the marginal status of existentialism in philosophy is a good match for the marginal status of racial studies, and the marginal presence of fl philosophers.
That is, fls, no less than whites, have to address their own bad faith, where bad faith is a concealment of the freedom one had of not choosing to be in a particular situation.
Nonetheless, this unfairness is a problem of good faith from the perspective of a white person; it does not lift the responsibility of a fl person to work out his or her freedom.
www.bu.edu /wcp/Papers/Cult/CultZack.htm   (2586 words)

  
 Making Good on the Good Faith Estimate
It is an estimate of settlement costs and the estimate is made in good faith.
Making an estimate in good faith means that the estimator tries very hard to get the estimate as close as possible.
Good faith also means close based on what is known or reasonably assumed when the GFE is prepared.
www.bankersonline.com /articles/v06n02/v06n02a3.html   (623 words)

  
 Good Faith in Employment Relationships : Employment Relations Service
The goal of the Act is for employers, employees and unions to make changes and work through issues themselves, by dealing with one another in good faith, which includes mutual obligations of trust and confidence.
Unions and their members have to deal with one another in good faith.
Good faith does not stop the parties from expressing facts or reasonable opinions about the other side or from seeking to bargain for terms that suit them.
www.ers.dol.govt.nz /goodfaith/faith.html   (684 words)

  
 Good Faith Estimate of the Settlement Costs Software, $39
A Good Faith Estimate is a lender's proposal as to what your closing costs and loan fees will be associated with your real estate financing request.
An accurate Good Faith Estimate is essential for a prospective home buyer to make a informed decision about the exact settlement costs.
Learn about each line of a Good Faith Estimate, the timing and length of a closing, what you sign at closing and more.
www.lawfirmsoftware.com /software/good-faith-estimate.htm   (416 words)

  
 BeldarBlog: CBS News and Dan Rather did not make a "good faith error"
It was an error that was made, however, in good faith and in the spirit of trying to carry on a CBS News tradition of investigative reporting without fear or favoritism.
This was an error made in good faith as we tried to carry on the CBS News tradition of asking tough questions and investigating reports, but it was a mistake.
The only "good faith" Rather had was the faith he had that airing a vicious smear story would damage the reputation of a candidate he opposed.
beldar.blogs.com /beldarblog/2004/09/cbs_news_and_da.html   (1948 words)

  
 Faith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Good though it may be, as apparently good in itself as that which has faith, yet, unless faith be with it, God never can, and never will, accept it, for he here declares, "Without faith it is impossible to please God."
In good company, in evangelical drawing-rooms, in pious parlors, in chapels and vestries, they are tremendously religious; but if they are exposed to a little ridicule, if some should smile at them and call them methodist, or presbyterian, or some name of reproach, it is all over with their religion till the next fine day.
Faith is the father of holiness, and he has not the parent who loves not the child.
www.spurgeon.org /sermons/0107.htm   (3853 words)

  
 The American Street » Blog Archive » Good faith vs. bad faith
He had no faith in the advice of intelligence agents, diplomats, generals, the hero of the first Gulf War, UN inspectors, military experts, Middle East experts, or some of his Cabinet members.
He had faith in a plan that takes a degree in foreign languages to understand, and faith in a plan that provides windfall profits for pharmaceutical and insurance companies.
He had faith in joking around and strumming a guitar with a country singer, and had faith in ‘Brownie’.
www.reachm.com /amstreet/archives/2006/04/01/good-faith-vs-bad-faith   (532 words)

  
 SSRN-The Doctrine of Good Faith in Contract Law: A (Nearly) Empty Vessell? by Emily Houh
The Article attempts to assess and evaluate the ways in which courts are currently employing the good faith doctrine in contract disputes, as part of a larger project whose goal is to re-conceive and reinvigorate the private law doctrine of good faith as one that might assist in effecting the public law norm of equality.
Further, it argues that, to the extent courts have applied and/or referenced the economic and/or fairness models of good faith in their decisions, they have rendered the two approaches operationally and functionally indistinguishable by employing both approaches as analytical proxies for material breach.
By examining exemplary good faith decisions in the contexts of "vanilla" commercial contracting, commercial lending, contractor cases, and commercial real estate leasing, Part II argues that contemporary courts employ the good faith doctrine not as a truly implied contractual obligation, but as a rhetorical framework for analyzing underlying issues of what constitutes material breach.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=622982   (411 words)

  
 Nathan Stratton's Homepage - III. Duty to Negotiate in Good Faith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Thus, the duty to negotiate in good faith, at a minimum, prevents parties from intentionally misleading or coercing parties into reaching an agreement they would not otherwise have made.
In light of these considerations, we set forth some minimum standards that will offer parties guidance in determining whether they are acting in good faith, but leave specific determinations of whether a party has acted in good faith to be decided by a state commission, court, or the FCC on a case-by-case basis.
We therefore will not prejudge whether a party has demonstrated a failure to negotiate in good faith by requesting another party to sign a nondisclosure agreement, or by failing to sign a nondisclosure agreement; such demands by incumbents, however, are of concern and any complaint alleging such tactics should be evaluated carefully.
www.robotics.net /clec/act/sec3.html   (6966 words)

  
 Good Faith : Employment Relations Service
From 1 December 2004 the Act has been amended to further promote good faith as the basis for employment relationships.
The Employment Relations Act 2000 has "good faith" as its central principle.
There are also some specific provisions for good faith in collective bargaining.
www.ers.dol.govt.nz /goodfaith   (431 words)

  
 THE GOOD FAITH DONOR ACT
On June 10, 1981 the Texas State Legislature passed legislation, commonly referred to as the Good Faith Donor Act to address liability for damages resulting from the condition of donated items.
A person who donates apparently wholesome food to a nonprofit organization for distribution to the needy is not subject to civil or criminal liability that arises from the condition of the food, unless an injury or death results from an act or omission of the person that constitutes gross negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct.
The term "apparently wholesome food" means food that meets all quality and labeling standards imposed by Federal, State, and local laws and regulations even though the food may not be readily marketable due to appearance, age, freshness, grade, size, surplus, or other conditions.
www.tacaa.org /Documents/GOOD_FAITH_EMERSON.htm   (237 words)

  
 Good Faith Estimate
When shopping for loans, the best way to get an overall view of the costs of obtaining a loan is to ask the lender for a "Good Faith Estimate" (GFE), which represents to the borrower the estimated costs relative to closing the loan transaction.
Note that the lender is required to recalculate the Good Faith Estimate items for the closing and provide an accurate and complete listing of the costs on the Settlement Sheet or HUD-1 in the closing documents.
This premium must be disclosed on the Good Faith Estimate if the purchasing lender is providing funds at the closing, as It is considered part of the profit in a loan for the originating lender.
www.gatewaycm.com /good_faith_estimate.htm   (2016 words)

  
 BookPage Fiction Review: Good Faith
In Good Faith, Smiley looks at what happens when old values are abandoned in the rush to get ahead.
In legal terms, "good faith" is a state of mind denoting honesty, faithfulness to one's duty or obligation, and absence of any intent to defraud.
While Joe respects his parents, the family he really belongs to is the much looser one of Gordon Baldwin, the realtor who gave him a job when he finished college.
www.bookpage.com /0304bp/fiction/good_faith.html   (616 words)

  
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The second act where Bart thinks he's a faith healer is good too, as it's very funny in parts, but without being too preachy, I thought it might end up being more like "Lisa the skeptic".
One good example is Selma's last name, which after every marriage has gotten longer, but the old marriages are never explicitly stated.
Good examples exist in the Simpsons as well as King of the Hill and Futurama.
www.snpp.com /episodes/BABF06.html   (9012 words)

  
 GFF: About Southern Good Faith Fund   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Our mission at Southern Good Faith Fund is to increase the incomes and assets of low-income and low-skilled residents of the Delta in Arkansas and Mississippi.
Southern Good Faith Fund is a leader in helping to improve the lives of the low-income and low-skilled residents in the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta.
Donations to Southern Good Faith Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, are tax-exempt.
www.goodfaithfund.org /about   (249 words)

  
 Meatball Wiki: AssumeGoodFaith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
We assume bad faith when one poses nefarious purpose in the face of incomplete knowledge or understanding, or in the face of an unresolved disagreement.
However, actions which don't seem to be in good faith are often excused by the actor as being necessary, or sometimes provoked by another's action.
Simply crying "Trust me!" or "You don't understand!" isn't good enough, and responding with "You perhaps don't have the imagination to realise something which I happen to know (but won't specify)" is a poor, bordering on self-defeating, attempt to communicate good faith.
www.usemod.com /cgi-bin/mb.pl?AssumeGoodFaith   (2955 words)

  
 Technorati Tag: faith
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 Bookreporter.com - GOOD FAITH by Jane Smiley
GOOD FAITH is about selling houses the way MOBY DICK is about hunting whales: the description is accurate, but inadequate.
But his social life is so thin that his business card lists the telephone number of the bar where he hangs out and, though he is very good at his profession, it isn't making him rich.
For the rest of the people in GOOD FAITH, however, the title phrase is a far more slippery concept.
www.bookreporter.com /reviews/0375412174.asp   (868 words)

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