Assumption of Risk

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Assumption of Risk

1. In law, an agreement by which one party takes on the risk of another party, often for some compensation.

2. In torts, a defense in a lawsuit in which the defendant argues that the plaintiff took a risky action after having been informed of risks in such a way that a reasonable person would understand such risks. This limits the defendant's liability in the lawsuit. However, some states limit the use of the assumption of risk defense.
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Its an issue that youre now telling a government agency that you live someplace else that doesnt match your drivers license so that shows that youre in violation of statute.
Phase Two will consist of potential continuation of the phase one determination, in the event that a violation of statute is apparent.
Since the standard of proof at GAO, like the Court of Federal Claims, is high, overturning even sometimes improper government actions is not always easy; sometimes no hard evidence exists to show conclusively a violation of statute or regulation, or unreasonable conduct.