Legal Duty


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Legal Duty

 

a legally established norm of proper behavior by subjects of law (citizens and legal persons), requiring that they perform the actions prescribed by law. Failure to perform a legal duty makes one legally accountable, and the sanctions established by law are applied.

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Hereafter the involved competent person has a legal duty to make the results available to the surrogate mother.
The second space, residing on the other side of the line, is a realm of "no legal duty," wherein acts are evaluated according to moral norms and social aspirations.
Placing a new legal duty on regulators across the EU to exchange registration and disciplinary information, and to act on it, would provide the tools to enable free movement while at the same time ensuring the safety of patients and the public," he added.
A legal duty to act for somebody's benefit may arise from 1) statute, ordinance, or other legislative enactment; 2) contract; or 3) the common law.
ACS chief executive David Rae said retailers could help to encourage sensible drinking, but a legal duty to promote public health with regard to the consumption of alcohol was a step too far.
He said: 'Stuart's Campaign would argue that schools and education authorities are not fulfilling their legal duty of care by operating these minimum standards.
Kenya's Minister of Home Affairs added, "Meeting our debt obligation is both [a] moral and legal duty, but it raises serious moral and human rights questions, especially when a country has to sacrifice its resources on education and health care of children to meet this obligation.
As we stated in our April 9, 2003, legal opinion, because the Corporation for National and Community Service, at time of grant award, accepts a legal duty to cover the education benefits of new participants, it incurs, and must record, its maximum potential liability at that time.
Management must realise they have a legal duty of care for staff and prioritise workloads without any further delay.
This article offers school counselors an overview of their ethical obligations related to school violence and an explanation of their legal duty to protect students from harm.
The court held that the psychologist did not act with deliberate indifference to the inmate's safety and was under no legal duty to disclose the inmate's confidential communications regarding a possible risk of harm from other inmates, or to pursue, on the inmate's behalf, protection that would have required disclosure of the inmate's counseling session statements.
A: Board members have a legal duty to act with care and loyalty to the association.