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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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In our view, whether they are coded as sickness or something else depends exactly on whether the absence was malfeasant.
Her lawyer, Phillip Berg, former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania, who filed a 62-page complaint in federal district court charging that President Bush and officials, including but not limited to, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice and Ashcroft: (1) had adequate foreknowledge of 911, yet failed to warn the country or attempt to prevent it; (2) have since been covering up the truth of that day; (3) have therefore abetted the murder of plaintiff's husband and violated the Constitution and multiple laws of the United States; and (4) are thus being sued under the Civil Racketeering, Influences, and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act for malfeasant conspiracy, obstruction of justice and wrongful death.
Or, it might stem from audits that are either ineffective or perceived to be ineffective when it comes to preventing and detecting malfeasant reporting practices.
True to the teens-gone-bad subgenre stereotype, Jenny's best friend (Faleena Hopkins) is a worse malfeasant than Jenny.
It would be far better for the United States to make the case that its own imperialism, however malfeasant, is pudding next to a day in the life of those who live on the adversary's home turf.
Player behavior is delineated in terms of on-field production, attitude, and preparation and is stratified into four groups that range from the "perfect" owner's player, whose behavior is exactly aligned with the owner's goals, to a shirker, who is so malfeasant that he harms the sport.
They can help to stave off any number of maladies such as listing on little notes otherwise easily guessed passwords, lost notebooks with valuable intellectual property, and the malfeasant that just walked in behind your personnel when they came back from lunch who is now placing a wireless networking hub on your LAN to capture traffic from your parking lot.
An inversion by which predominantly now a malfeasant elite, rather than just a malevolent common folk, exact a punishment and humiliation of men, not just for their forbearance of abuse, but for deeming to bring their plight to official attention--for the former transgression giving rise to the "Skimmington Rides" of old was not just that the abuse occurred, but that it was seen by another.
Eva Marton's loud, extended high notes, however, made Ortrud a malfeasant whose wobbling could also cause motion-sickness.
If the Court had ruled that no dispute was presented in Portugal's pleadings, then the only action open to a party alleging injury from illegal changes in territorial status would be an action against the malfeasant which executed the changes.
Bad performance is sharply penalised through instantaneous job loss as well as fervent prosecution of malfeasant behaviour; and
3 Layoffs differ from discharges in that a discharge implies that the terminated employee's performance was incompetent or his or her behavior had been malfeasant, while a layoff is due to circumstances beyond the control of the employee (U.