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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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Professional negligence occurs when medical practitioners or other health professionals negligently fail to exercise the degree of skill and care of a reasonably skilled practitioner in their field of practice.
Count 02: Negligently killed Adel Cousin, in violation of 1950 LA.
The court concluded that Delta did not act negligently since Delta's first priority was the patient's survival and that turning him compromised his ability to breathe.
John Blodgett, who was accused of negligently prescribing pain medication.
That is a lot of people who would be denied justice when their employer had acted negligently, causing them serious injury.
The Banking Code warns that cardholders acting negligently won't be refunded for any losses and "negligently" includes writing the PIN down, even if it's disguised as a telephone number.
Mollica alleged that senior officials wanted him to move to Salisbury all along and negligently failed to tell him so before he spent $40,000 on a home.
In reversing, the Sixth Circuit emphasized that individual investors are neither required to consult investment advisers, nor do they incur penalties or potential liability if they act negligently for themselves.
CANADIAN meat producers have launched a CDN$7 billion class-action suit against Canada's federal government for negligently allowing BSE to devastate the country's cattle industry.
The district court held that the government did not negligently hire and train the officer, but that fact issues remained as to whether the government negligently supervised and retained the officer.
Dismissing the case, the judge ruled, within the narrow confines of breach of contract, that the festival hadn't negligently misled the public.