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malfeasance

Doing an act that is wrongful.Contracts will often have default clauses for a party's malfeasance,misfeasance,or nonfeasance.Malfeasance is a wrongful act,misfeasance is a proper act done in a wrongful manner,and nonfeasance is the failure to act when one had a duty to act.

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abusive priests and malfeasant bishops are certainly culprits in the crisis, but hardly less so are the Catholic intellectuals who constituted a post-Humanae vitae "culture of dissent.
In that latter category there are those who try to manipulate the inputs and outputs for malfeasant purposes such as attempting to take over system level control of computers that don't belong to them.
3 (claiming that Court's ultimate conclusion does not rest on "the long-recognized fiction that a forfeiture in rem punishes only malfeasant property rather than a particular person").
Any form of malfeasant activities directed at the Company's shares, or any attempts to electronically counterfeit the Company's shares via the sale of unregistered securities or as a result of non-exempt naked short selling will be aggressively pursued and reported.
28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) agreed to pay the owners of the Beechwood Nursing Home, located in Rochester, New York, $25 Million dollars to settle litigation in which a federal jury determined that NYSDOH officials, in a context of malfeasant comportment, had illegally revoked the operating license of the facility in 1999, in retaliation against its owners, resulting in Beechwood's closure.
The GOC zealously pursues malfeasant civil servants and subjects them to prosecution.
33) As such, it is neither structural error nor trial error, for it does not suggest that the defendant's guilt was established in an unfair trial or one whose outcome would have been changed if a malfeasant prosecutor had had more benign motives.
Adorno has also been charged to seek additional civil damages and injunctive relief against these parties for their alleged malfeasant actions against the company.
The government zealously pursues malfeasant civil servants and subjects them to prosecution.
Alexander stated that the convention would work "to strengthen the fight against the Administration's and Congress' anti-consumer actions, especially concerning medical malpractice rights, and class action lawsuits against major malfeasant corporations like Enron and Global Crossing, who are almost unaccountable on issues from pensions to pollution.
84) Corporate malfeasance across the nation has reached a point where legal scholars (85) and public lawyers (86) are pushing for increased criminal prosecution of corporate malfeasants.