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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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This Clause shall also exclude the said Perils and consequent Claims thereunder by the Original Insureds, even if negligently or intentionally and/or accidently released or by any other Entity of Information, whether in Electronic-format or otherwise, wherefor any Entity would have Legal or Contractual Obligation to maintain confidentiality of the same.
Although the plaintiff questions the defendant's conclusion that the damage to the ponds exceeded the policy limits, and asserts that the defendant's investigation of Robert Keicher's claim was negligently done, it must be noted that "[a]n insurer does not breach its duty of good faith when it makes a mistake in judgment or behaves negligently" (Federal Insurance Company v.
"All of these claims are looked at 'on the balance of probabilities' - if it is felt that the council have acted negligently the claim will be paid, if not, the claim will be defended."
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James Lilja and Helen Matthews, alleging that on August 9, 2008, the defendants negligently caused them damage by committing medical malpractice in performing a hysterectomy upon Eseta.
Whether or not a hospital will be held legally liable for harm caused to patients by hospital-acquired infections will depend upon whether the hospital and hospital administrators have: (i) introduced best practice measures to minimise infections; or (ii) negligently or intentionally failed to implement designated infection control measures in their hospital; or (iii) hospital staff who negligently or intentionally fail to comply with infection control measures implemented by the hospital while acting in the course and scope of their employment have caused harm to patients.
Filed in 2009, the complaint said the $843 million credit union in Boca Raton, Fla., and its representatives negligently solicited and referred its members to Wellstone Securities LLP, a now-defunct broker-dealer.
Police say the young man has acknowledged a part in negligently allowing the fire to start.
The defendants were also handed a six-month suspended imprisonment after they were convicted of negligently causing the death of the D'Souza children.
He admitted two charges of recklessly or negligently acting in a manner likely to endanger an aircraft or person.
If, at the outcome of the investigation, the Commission concludes that there is sufficient evidence that Servier, intentionally or negligently, provided such misleading and incorrect information, it may impose a fine of up to 1% of the total turnover of the company in the preceding business year.