malfeasance

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malfeasance

Law the doing of a wrongful or illegal act, esp by a public official
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Under the Revised Penal Code, malfeasance is doing an act prohibited by law or doing an act ought not to be done, while misfeasance is the improper or irregular performance of an act and nonfeasance is the nonperformance, failure or refusal to do an act which one is required to do.
free markets and regulation, and feasance and nonfeasance has obvious
involves the misfeasance or nonfeasance of foreign governments and international organizations during times of atrocity, thereby imperiling the moral legitimacy of pronouncements of wrongdoing by foreign and international judges elected by and representing these putatively neutral governments and organizations.
270) Additionally, there is a legally significant difference between nonfeasance and misfeasance.
See Weinrib, supra note 8, at 253-54; see also McNiece 8t Thornton, supra note 131, at 1273 ("There is no pure nonfeasance [in this failure-to-brake example] because the defendant has acted.
It takes malfeasance, not just misfeasance or nonfeasance, to find the insurer and its adjuster liable for bad faith in most states today.
misfeasance and nonfeasance in office by officers and employees of the government, its branches, agencies, subdivisions and instrumentalities; implementation of the provision of the Constitution on nepotism; and investigation of any matter of public interests on its own initiative or brought to its attention by and member of the Senate," Pimentel said.
Part III defines a more limited and persuasive formulation of the vicarious liability theory based on the common-law distinction between misfeasance and nonfeasance.
12) One of the first instances where the King's Bench imputed liability to a corporation was in 1635 when the Bench found a corporation liable for nonfeasance, or the failure to prevent a bad act.
Lastly, the polity is vulnerable to the exercise of the jury's discretionary authority in the sense that systematic juror malfeasance, misfeasance, and nonfeasance can lead to the erosion of the legal system.
If I were to express any reservation about Bailey's thesis, it would be in relation to a certain lack of clarity with respect to her claims about the decision in Slade's Case (1602), whereby action on the case for nonfeasance replaced the old writ of debt as a remedy for parole agreements.