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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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Joanne Duggan and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, operating a motor vehicle negligently, an open container violation, a minor transporting/carrying liquor, speeding and failure to keep right.
All of these claims are looked at 'on the balance of probabilities' - if it is felt that the council have acted negligently the claim will be paid, if not, the claim will be defended.
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The defendants were also handed a six-month suspended imprisonment after they were convicted of negligently causing the death of the D'Souza children.
For example in the case of a negligently performed tonsillectomy we had particular difficulty in proving that the client's symptoms were caused by negligent surgery.
He admitted two charges of recklessly or negligently acting in a manner likely to endanger an aircraft or person.
The Kazma case is significant because the arbitrators found that Citigroup and Citigroup Alternative Investments, LLC negligently mismanaged the MAT/ASTA funds and negligently supervised their employees.
Departments of health and private sector hospital bodies will be liable for the wrongful conduct of their administrators where, through maladministration, they have harmed patients by intentionally or negligently diverting funds from health care services.
It is alleged he "recklessly or negligently acted in a manner likely to endanger an aircraft" on August 15 last year.