negligence

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negligence

A breach in the performance of a legal duty,proximately resulting in harm to another. Central to the concept of negligence is the problem of determining the exact duty owed.For example, does one owe any duties of care regarding the condition of property so as not to injure trespassers? If there is no duty,there can be no negligence,no matter how sloppy and careless the act.

Negligence

A lack of such reasonable care and caution as would be expected of a prudent person. A penalty may be assessed if any part of an underpayment of tax is due to negligent or intentional disregard of rules and regulations.
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If the veto is not overridden and SB 2110 remains in effect, it would hold every business hostage to the state without proof of negligence, guilt, or damage and could drastically alter business in Florida.
These witnesses describe the measures adopted by industry leaders, such as background checks and pre-employment screening, and cite any lack of such measures as proof of negligence.
Some courts, beginning about 30 years ago, tried to allow recovery without proof of negligence, on the basis of theories of warranty liability or strict product liability, as might be applied in the case of a defective car.