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Word: negligence

Definition: neglect; failure to take reasonable care; ADJ. negligent: neglectful; lax; not taking enough care

Sentences Containing 'negligence'

An error I readily forgive, but wilful negligence or forgetfulness, never.
Angiolini is a member of Terra Firma Chambers, with a particular interest in public administrative law and professional negligence.
Because the accident was attributed to the negligence of the engine driver the government became liable for more than £200,000 in compensation.
But the loss occasioned by the negligence, profusion, and malversation of the servants of the company, had probably been a tax much heavier than all those duties.
By a negligence in the expression of the act of parliament, which vested the East India trade in the subscribers to this loan of two millions, it did not appear evident that they were all obliged to unite into a joint stock.
Following the massacre, the entire Coptic community felt that these events epitomised the criminal negligence of the Egyptian administration, represented in its police force, when it comes to protecting Coptic lives and property.
He also criticized the then Governor of Portlaoise Prison, William Reilly, and the Minister of Justice Michael Noonan stating "I accuse the minister of negligence in this area.
He is not made liable because his perception is wrong, unless it is unreasonable.’ Professional negligence principles did apply to professional insolvency practitioners, which administrators must be.
He practices law with Faison Gillespie in Durham, North Carolina, representing people who have been injured by medical negligence and corporate negligence.
He was subsequently arrested with his assistants Ashish Udeshi and Hadley D'Mello on the charges of manslaughter, negligence, and fabrication of evidence.
Hoffmann LJ held that Ian Maxwell was liable for the value of the shares, not even on the basis of any negligence, but merely by misapplying the assets.
If it is very much overpaid, it is apt to suffer, perhaps still more, by their negligence and idleness.
In 1709 and 1710 he issued regulations that required absolute obedience to himself and required officials to protect the interests of the Margrave and his subjects — tardiness and negligence were punished with pay cuts.
In December 2008, Haulmark's family sued the owners of Legends Resort, alleging that negligence of hotel staff led to Haulmark's death.
In so valuable a produce, the loss occasioned by negligence is so great, as to force even the most careless to attention.
Instead, the possibility of an action in professional negligence against the solicitor would arise.
It established a system of courts martial to punish drunkenness, gambling, mismanagement of funds, and negligence.
It is seldom from the want of masters, but from the negligence and incapacity of the masters who are to be had, and from the difficulty, or rather from the impossibility, which there is, in the present state of things, of finding any better.
It is the fear of losing their employment which restrains his frauds and corrects his negligence.
It was naturally to be expected, therefore, that folly, negligence, and profusion, should prevail in the whole management of their affairs.
It was not a reckless manner, the manner in which he said these words aloud under the fast sailing clouds, nor was it more expressive of negligence than defiance.
Judges can be removed for physical/mental incapacity, negligence or incompetence, or becoming the subject of criminal prosecution.
Lastly, occupiers are liable in full where an independent contractor, through negligence, allows fire to spread to neighbouring land.
look about you now, and make up for your negligence,' said Steerforth.
Methods of the estoppel can be by words, by conduct, or by negligence.
Negligence and profusion, therefore, must always prevail, more or less, in the management of the affairs of such a company.
On 14 April he was sentenced to one year in jail for negligence.
On 23 December 2008, Helios Airways and four of its officials were charged in Cyprus with 119 counts of manslaughter and of causing death by recklessness/negligence.
Previously, DHS had designated many documents "sensitive" that, POGO alleged, were not crucial to national security and exposed instances of inefficiency and negligence.
Relatives of the dead filed a class action suit against the Cypriot government – specifically the Department of Civil Aviation – for negligence that led to the air disaster.
Rep. 926 (K.B. 1809), was an English case before the King's Bench that was the first appearance of contributory negligence as a common law defense against negligence.
Sanjay Chander, Superintendent of Police, Darjeeling, said the accident took place due to negligence.
Subercase, accused of negligence by some officers and reprimanded by New France governor Vaudreuil, was summoned before a court martial at Rochefort, but rapidly acquitted.
The Colonel takes one of his subordinates, Jaidev Malhotra (Abhishek Bachchan), to task as nine soldiers were killed due to his negligence, and asks him to resign.
The COSS is responsible for the safety of the entire group and is subject to prosecution should someone be killed or injured by their negligence.
The Erika packages are controversial because they introduced the new legal concept of "serious negligence".
The manufacturer countered that "her dental records reveal no treatment of any significance since June last year and that any damage was caused by her own fault and negligence".
The panel of judges hearing the case ruled that there was no "causal association between the defendants and the negligence they were charged with for the fatal accident".
The town had been the victim of negligence of all the major political parties of the country due to the lack of competent leadership.
The UCFA seeks to establish an apportionment of liability that is more flexible than the all-or-nothing approaches of the contributory negligence and last clear chance doctrines.
The usual effect of such bounties is, to encourage rash undertakers to adventure in a business which they do not understand; and what they lose by their own negligence and ignorance, more than compensates all that they can gain by the utmost liberality of government.
The Winterthur prosecutor called for prison terms of 6 to 15 months, alleging "homicide by negligence".
Their Lordships held that the limitation period for actions founded on torts of negligence may be disapplied where it is inequitable to enforce it.
This key was furnished with a small iron point, a negligence on the part of the locksmith.
This was, in substance, an action for professional negligence.
Under the UCFA, the judgment against tortfeasors can be reduced according to any negligence on behalf of the plaintiff, and multiple tortfeasors held joint and several liability can seek contributions from their codefendants.
Unexpectedly, a woman (Cathy Becker, played by Erinn Hayes) about to be discharged dies after a medical negligence mistake committed by one of the many surgeons who treated her.
``Not having repeated them, through negligence, I should be fined.''
``Shall I assist you in repairing your negligence?''
``The three last,''returned he, with a negligence evidently unaffected, for he could not imagine with what intention the question was put.
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