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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.

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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Under Ohio law, insurance agents may be liable for negligent procurement if, as a result of "negligent failure to perform the obligation to procure insurance," the other party to the insurance contract suffers a loss due to a lack of insurance coverage that should have been contemplated by the agent.
The court concluded that the negligence claim against the insurance agent was too remote under the facts and ruled that the Emahiser estate had no standing to pursue a negligent procurement claim against the insurance agent.
The Supreme Court of Alabama held the Appraiser was not entitled to summary judgment on the negligent misrepresentation claim based on the statute of limitations.
Seoul: South Korean police said Tuesday they were investigating three Samsung managers for possible negligent homicide after a deadly toxic chemical leak at a chipmaking plant last month.
and charged with failure to have motor vehicle inspected, domestic assault and battery, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and operating under the influence of liquor.
On its own, the use of the correct Pin is not enough to prove the card holder was complicit in the fraud or negligent under the regulations.
Be that as it may, Barnwell clarifies the problem at hand by noting three different classes of negligent omissions, each requiring its own particular, but related, solution.
City Traffic Officer, (CTO) Superintendent Police (SP) Syed Ishtiaq Shah told that strict action is being taken against those found indulged in rash and negligent driving and the one-wheelers.
Chiu's "motion in limine" to dismiss Vanloan's cause of action for negligent maintenance.
Three main legal theories come into play here: negligent hiring, negligent retention, and respondeat superior.
Imre Hidvegi and Stephen Daube, and Nurse Theresa Yeager were negligent in the delivery of Marsae.
Most courts hold that where a defendant employer admits that it is vicariously liable for its employee's negligence, a plaintiff's additional claims of negligent entrustment, hiring, retention, supervision, and training must be dismissed.