Good Samaritan laws encourage aid to strangers by providing immunity for a defendant who would otherwise be liable for ordinary or gross negligence
California defines gross negligence
as either a "want of even scant care" or "an extreme departure from the ordinary standard of conduct.
is the absence of even slight care.
The court concluded that there was authority for finding a chapter 93A violation based solely on gross negligence
in the provision of professional services.
The Board of Accountancy filed an accusation against Anthony Labendeira, Fresno, who admits to acts of gross negligence
pertaining to an audit engagement, acceptance of a referral fee for recommending a tax shelter to his clients, as well as acting as a CPA while not licensed.
THE manager of a coal mine where four men died after it flooded has appeared in court for the second time on charges of gross negligence
IN ACCUSING BP of gross negligence
and willful misconduct over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the US Justice Department has shown that it is prepared for a bruising court struggle with the London-based oil giant.
Christopher McGee, 45, appeared at Liverpool magistrates' court yesterday charged with the manslaughter by gross negligence
of 16-year-old Georgia Varley, from Moreton, Wirral, who died last year.
The court must rule Transocean cannot be indemnified if there is gross negligence
," Andrew Langan, a lawyer for BP, told the judge yesterday.
The Crown Prosecution Service said Paul Simmons, Adrian Ashley and Timothy Woodward are to be charged for gross negligence
over the deaths of Ian Reid, John Averis, Ashley Stephens and Darren Yates-Badley in the blaze in Atherstone-on-Stour in 2007.
Paul Stephens, 54, was one of three men questioned last Wednesday on suspicion of gross negligence
manslaughter and offences under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
Jurors at Birmingham Crown Court took sevenand-a-half hours to clear pilot Bryan Griffiths, 55, of manslaughter by gross negligence
following a two-week trial.