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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The developer's basic allegations were closely similar in each complaint: The appraiser had "breached his duty to all parties to the transaction," thus "caus[ing] the lender to decline to underwrite the loan and effectively canceling the sale." On motions, the trial courts ruled against the developer, finding that the appraisers owed no legal duty to the developer/seller and therefore could not be sued for negligence by the developer.
What is the legal duty of the responsible healthcare practitioners with regards to informing the surrogate mother of the HIV status of the commissioning father, or keeping this confidential?
Helene Donnelly, a whistleblower nurse at Stafford Hospital, yesterday warned staff must face a legal duty to tell the truth otherwise "nothing's going to change".
While credit unions try their best to fill in the gaps caused by the non-availability of banking services in poor communities, banking interests, their profits and obscene bonuses are all protected by the implicit public guarantee given to institutions "too big to fail." Banks need to be given a legal duty to provide universal public services in exchange for that valuable privilege.
The Chief Justice directed him that being a representative of the Federation it is his responsibility to perform his legal duty assigned him under the Constitution.
"The legal duty of police is to stop the crime and to investigate the crime that occurs.
"We covered the inequality of services, how to work with transgendered people in the workplace, the difference between sexuality and gender identity and the legal duty and responsibilities of service providers." And Janett Scott, from transgender group the Beaumont Society, said the event was important for the community.
A YOUR employer has a legal duty to look after your mental welfare and your physical health but they would usually be entitled to assume that you can cope with the normal day-to-day pressures of your job.
The article was critical of the application of the "foreseeable zone of risk" or McCain analysis to determine the existence of legal duty in negligence cases.
The UK's health care regulators call on the European Commission to propose a new legal duty on bodies with similar roles across Europe to exchange disciplinary and registration information about health care professionals and to act on it.
Building owners and managers, as well as the individual tenants occupying their buildings, have a legal duty to exercise reasonable care in providing a safe workplace.
Businesses must carry out their legal duty to produce evidence for the courts, Naves says, but not at the expense of business itself.