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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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He is further demanding from the GRA hard copies of the declarations and internal remarks on the declarations, and if they think that his clients committed any alleged malfeasance to the exclusion of the other officers in the chain, then the inescapable import is that the goods are still at the port, and, in that case, fix a date for the goods to be re-examined.
But racial resentment was found to be a predictor of perceived electoral malfeasance "over and above political considerations like partisanship, ideology, and candidate preference."
Corporate malfeasance and the precipitous decline experienced by many companies that had reported seemingly strong EPS have ushered in significantly improved corporate disclosure practices.
Like you, I wonder if we are just snake-bit or suffering the wages of sin for long-past Democratic malfeasance. Like you, I feel a burning "L" on my forehead, and that don't mean "liberal."
A paper in the July American Journal of Sociology argues that this "dense, fully integrated, global trade network" was an unintended by-product of employee malfeasance. As captains systematically disobeyed official policy and used their employer's ships to carry out deals of their own, they independently explored exotic regions, made contacts, built networks, and established "complex trade structures well beyond those envisioned" by the royally chartered monopoly's directorate.
Again, I am unaware of any recent scholar guilty of such malfeasance, and Ikegami cites no specific examples.
Evidence that illustrates wrongdoing, negligence and malfeasance through photographs, detailed reports, and testing can mean the difference between an adverse judgment and a complete discharge from liability.
I'm all for getting to the bottom of Bush's malfeasance, but how much investigation do you need when the President himself has acknowledged that he's been bypassing the FISA court and spying on Americans without a warrant?
Much of the evidence of the group's malfeasance is compiled in The Insiders by John F.
Internal controls make it difficult for an employee to commit visa malfeasance without being detected, but, despite these safeguards, visa malfeasance does occur.
Only 10 of the 28 malfeasance cases detected resulted in successful prosecutions.
Finally, as to pro-bono obligations, the Enron scandal and other well-publicized accounting misfeasance or malfeasance have damaged the accounting profession's reputation in the public's eyes, which behooves CPAs to do what they can to restore the public's trust and admiration for the profession.