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incompetent

Legally not able to make decisions, enter into contracts, or execute wills.This may be a result of a permanent mental impairment, as when one is declared non compos mentis or incompetent, or it may be for temporary reasons, such as a minor child's inability to make binding contracts.

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35) Numerous states have adopted a heightened standard and permit a finding of incompetency for execution if a mental defect prevents a prisoner from assisting counsel.
In evaluating the credibility of witnesses to the transaction, the factfinder may consider the benefit that a witness received from the transaction, and the trial court is entitled to consider that benefit in determining a witness's credibility on the issue of another's incompetency.
February 2002 brought more bad news as he received a letter the from the National Practitioner Data Bank saying Northwest Health reported to it that his privileges were revoked for incompetency, which wasn't the case.
I am sure that the citizens of our state and country will be heartened to learn that, somehow, some organization exists, that has cut through the red tape of the well-known incompetency and inefficiency of our public-aid bureaucracy, to clear the way for this poor girl, although an illegal alien -- to potentially receive many thousands of public dollars in needed treatment -- although they themselves may have to patiently await fulfillment of their own needs.
The letter contained a clear statement of incompetency, sufficient to put the IRS on notice that the POA authorizing the representative to represent the taxpayer was revoked.
Incompetency is a mental disability that impairs a defendant to the extent that he cannot grasp the nature of the charges against him nor assist counsel in his defense.
We sue them until their callousness, incompetency, and corruption are printed across the front pages of every newspaper in the state and they never do this to any woman again because we have exposed them and people everywhere are shaking their heads in disgust and the state is finally so very ashamed of itself
Within the area of professional incompetency - with specific reference to the actions of the medical staff - hospitals have been found liable and negligent in the credentialing function and the periodic assessment and ongoing monitoring of medical staff performance quality.
Yeltsin's regime is a Russian dictatorship softened by corruption, incompetency, and inefficiency.
The brokers' failure to address the matter leaving any action to the uninstructed sales agent constituted untrustworthiness and incompetency and failure to meet their duty to supervise sales personnel.
They create a mechanism by which patients could appoint surrogates for making health care decisions in the event of incompetency, and remove the nutrition and hydration exclusion" in Missouri's current living will statute.