misfeasance


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misfeasance

An action that was legal and proper, but which was performed in an improper manner. A real estate agent who innocently deposits an earnest money check in the real estate company's business account instead of the escrow account, but who does not spend the money or use it in any manner, is probably guilty of a misfeasance. If the agent spent the money, that would be malfeasance, or doing something improper and illegal. If the agent put the check in a desk drawer and did not deposit it in any account, that would be nonfeasance, or the failure to take an action when the law required that some act be done.

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He said: "All the claims of misfeasance in public office fail and they are dismissed.
The paper begins by describing the main areas of conceptual overlap between the tort of misfeasance in a public office and public fiduciary duties.
The misfeasance tort, however, has risen to some prominence in the last 20 or so years.
The stable (as opposed to arbitrary) administration of the licensing scheme might well be described as a right to enjoy such licences as they have been granted, although it is suggested that Justice Rand's tort and its successor (known as the tort of misfeasance in public office) are best approached not as mechanisms to protect legal rights or interests, but as mechanisms to discipline public officers for abuses of public power that they knew were inexcusable.
The focus of this comment, however, is Abdelrazik's claim against the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the tort of misfeasance in a public office.
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As part of the investigation, two police officers, one serving with Northamptonshire and the other with Bedfordshire, were arrested on suspicion of misfeasance of public duty and later released on police bail.
Other reviews of Alhurra's performance, notably by the Government Accountability Office, have criticized the station's nepotism, poor management, staff problems, and financial misfeasance.
The brothers claimed misfeasance in public office and negligence against the council for failing to transfer the caravan park licence to them but they failed to prove liability.
They claimed false imprisonment, malicious procurement of a warrant of further detention, malicious prosecution and misfeasance (the wrongful exercise of lawful authority) in public office.
A man aged 18 is claiming false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office.
Weinmann, not surprisingly, can stuff your e-mail inbox to overflowing with horror stories of managerial misfeasance.