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.
Maybe it is unfair to blame mainly our much-abused Mother Nature and CLIMATE CHANGE for these heavy rains, floods, and traffic-gridlock and not point to the government's non-feasance.
8749), Secretaries and Undersecretaries have come and gone, but to date, a long fifteen years from thence and now, we continue to see and experience lack of meaningful results to come out of the passage of the said law, simply because of the herein respondents' neglect, that is not merely administrative non-feasance, but may - as well be a criminal offense, under the Graft and Corrupt Practices Act/s, the complaint read.