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malfeasance

Law the doing of a wrongful or illegal act, esp by a public official
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The primary distinction between a layoff and a discharge, based on the United States Department of Labor [1971] classifications, is that a discharge implies that the terminated employee's performance was incompetent or his or her behavior was malfeasant, while a layoff occurs for exogenous (i.
In its adjudication of civil disputes, government engages in indulgence by failing to make tort judgments against truly malfeasant defendants or by making tort awards to frivolous plaintiffs for example, in liability, discrimination, or sexual harassment suits beyond the bounds of a thick-skinned tort doctrine.
We number our onerous desires and malfeasant thoughts and do the opposite.
This revolution in web navigation brings increased threat of cybersquatting, trademark abuse, and spear phishing, all of which can be driven by malfeasant domain registrations.
always the risk that a malfeasant actor will corrupt or exploit a
A yet another common practice among malfeasant managers is to announce backdated insolvency.
Johnson, Note, Removal of Suits Against Federal Officers: Does the Malfeasant Mailman Merit a Federal Forum?
It is no wonder that such politics breeds a politicized bureaucracy and a malfeasant system of law and order.
This means that sometimes--perhaps even quite often--unlucky firms that committed no fraud, inaccuracies, or omissions will nevertheless be punished, while malfeasant firms will go unpunished, provided they are lucky.
The task for this benevolent hegemon "is not just to discipline and or defeat the malfeasant du jour but also to put in place the building blocks of international order.
Consider also the following kinds of persons: those who are wrathful, envious, cruel, and malfeasant," those who revile, curse, swear, and quarrel; those who commit usury and buy up everything without restraint; those who are sly, cunning, deceitful, and misleading.