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malfeasance

Law the doing of a wrongful or illegal act, esp by a public official
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The problem is how to distinguish between nonfeasance and misfeasance.
subject to removal for misfeasance or nonfeasance upon petition by the
The Delaware legislature should establish by statute that monetary liability may not be imposed on corporate directors for breach of the "duty of care," but that monetary liability may be imposed for breach of the "duty of loyalty," defined to include cases involving financial conflicts of interest, other improper personal benefits, conscious malfeasance, and conscious nonfeasance.
The three ways police officers conduct corrupt practices, nonfeasance, misfeasance and malfeasance, are discussed.
16) A constitutional rule, moreover, that punishes government misfeasance (when the state intentionally or negligently causes harm) but not nonfeasance (when the state simply does not act) provides an incentive to withhold services and interventions.
49) In law, the standard of reasonableness or prudence has been adopted by Anglo-American courts to bring an element of objectivity into decision-making in matters involving alleged negligence or nonfeasance.
A lengthy period of fraudulent charges with no challenge from the cardholder indicates only one of two possibilities: nonfeasance or malfeasance.
But the court was clearly troubled with the traditional distinction in fraud actions between misfeasance and nonfeasance, and observed in its discussion that the Fourth District in an earlier case had "found that although the sellers had sold a home without disclosing the presence of a defective roof and swimming pool of which the sellers had knowledge, 'in Florida, there is no duty to disclose when parties are dealing at arms length.
From the church's conservative wing: "The report from the National Review Board is really a very sober, honest and painfully candid assessment of nonfeasance and malfeasance on the part of many bishops and is therefore a document that potentially represents a historic movement for possible reform in the Catholic church in the United States," Fr.
Breach of fiduciary duty: Recognized at common law, including misfeasance, nonfeasance, abdication of duty, abuse of trust and/or the approval of unlawful transactions.
Charles Slepian, an attorney and an aviation security consultant, blasts the TSA for its combination of "misfeasance, malfeasance, and nonfeasance," Slepian says that "across the board on a daily basis we're seeing stories of TSA failures, and TSA just brushes them off.
Evolving his idea of licit nonfeasance, La Boetie states that if the governed withdraw their support from the governor, the governor ceases to govern.