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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.

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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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Soon after the rescue operation ended, hope gave way to anger as most relatives began to question whether their loved ones died as the result of corporate negligence. Developing a system to work together was born out of their need to make sense of the cacophony of information, announcements, and interactions taking place in the aftermath of the explosion, and due to a critical need to address conflicts arising over the fact that company, government, and RCMP personnel viewed some family members as "family representatives," thereby excluding others from receiving information or attending meetings (Jobb 1994).
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Corporate negligence in the hospital occurs when the institution fails to perform duties owed directly to a patient.

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