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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They chanted slogans against the doctors and the hospital administration, adding that their children condition were normal when they were brought to the hospital but because of the negligence of doctors they died.
begin strikethrough][The court will also take into account, in entering judgment against any defendant whom you find to have been negligent, the percentage of that defendant's negligence compared to the total negligence of all the parties to this action.
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Haidee Vedy, senior solicitor, clinical negligence and personal injury; Tony Hall, head of clinical negligence and personal injury; and Cathy Wahlberg, operations and finance member
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