malfeasance

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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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But if the majority of the High Court had refrained from abolishing the 'immunity for loss caused by non-feasance' rule in Brodie, imposition of a non-delegable duty in cases of non-feasance would not even have become an issue in Montgomery.
The committee also held the concerned officials and employees liable for malfeasance, misfeasance, and non-feasance. According to the committee, the COA and its auditors who failed to issue the appropriate notices of suspension and disallowance are likewise highly accountable.
The DOJ directed the NBI to determine if the two prosecutors 'committed misfeasance, malfeasance or non-feasance or other violations of law in the dismissal of complaint.'