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malfeasance

Law the doing of a wrongful or illegal act, esp by a public official
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In the statement of claim, the family sought for dependency, misfeasance of public office, aggravated, special damages and exemplary.
According to UPMC, the employees are not claiming any affirmative misfeasance on UPMC's part but instead nonfeasance in that UPMC failed to prevent the harm incurred or speculative future harm.
In analyzing the foreseeability question, the court distinguished between misfeasance and nonfeasance.
It says their actions, amounting to misfeasance in public office, have caused Lugano a serious financial loss and the developer is seeking damages amounting to almost PS10m.
Allowing the appeal in relation to malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office, Lord Justice McCombe, sitting with Lady Justice King and Lord Justice Coulson, said that Mr Cook, for whom the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis (MPC) accepted vicarious responsibility, was undoubtedly a "prosecutor" who acted maliciously.
777, asked the Senate Committee on Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations (Blue Ribbon), and the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the report of the Commission on Audit (COA) regarding the PNP's purchase of Mahindra Enforcer and Mahindra Scorpion vehicles worth P1.89 billion in 2015 for "possible misfeasance, malfeasance, and nonfeasance."
27, the town's recall act, requires that a recall petition must be accompanied by an affidavit with "a statement of the grounds upon which the petition is based," limited to "lack of fitness," "corruption," "neglect of duties" and "misfeasance." A short description follows each of the four categories in the statute.<br />The plaintiff argued that the words following each category are definitions of the grounds listed, excluding conduct not explicitly specified.
Among their topics are the dynamics of private law and power, redressing inequality in personal credit transactions: 1700-1974, property and power: the judicial redistribution of proprietary rights, a public law tort: understanding misfeasance in public office, and the legitimacy of the company as a source of (private) power.
Their lawyers have applied for a group litigation order (GLO) as the most efficient and cost-effective way to manage the claim for misfeasance in public office against the chief constables of South Yorkshire Police and West Midlands Police.
Asked if that was the case, Anglesea replied "Indeed not." That would amount to false imprisonment and misfeasance in public office, he added.
The committee shall supervise the issues relating to women and in case of any malfeasance or misfeasance, shall put forth its recommendations, for legal action, in accordance with law.
However, there's also a clause that says he can get the ax&nbsp;for "willful misfeasance having a material adverse effect on the company." In this case "willful misfeasance"&nbsp;could refer to mismanagement resulting in financial harm.