malfeasance

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malfeasance

Law the doing of a wrongful or illegal act, esp by a public official
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In analyzing the foreseeability question, the court distinguished between misfeasance and nonfeasance. Misfeasance is active misconduct whereas nonfeasance is passive inaction or failure to protect others from harm.
'All forms of government misfeasance, malfeasance, and nonfeasance, especially with regard to government funds must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,' Poe said.
Before their existence, Montagnards suffered from the nonfeasance and malfeasance of Vietnamese doctors; the tribesmen knew they received substandard medical care, and this knowledge affected their willingness to fight.
"This continuous nonfeasance only serves to embolden others to invite Mr a1-Bashir to their territory, safe in the knowledge that there will be no consequences from this Council for such breaches," she added.
(109) The proximity test is different for nonfeasance than for misfeasance.
turns on necessity and requires a showing of nonfeasance on the part of
The author covers the concept of private wrongs, the body and personal property, misfeasance and nonfeasance, negligence, strict liability, motive and intention in tort law, and a wide variety of other related topics over the course of the bookAEs ten chapters.
Ryan has self-published a book, Nonfeasance: The Remarkable Failure of the Catholic Church to Protect Its Primary Source of Income.
In a citizenry that largely remains uninformed about science - along with failing to recognize how emotion can derail careful judgment - we're now coming dangerously close to having public policy given over to those who promote the worst nonfeasance.
distinction--the difference between feasance and nonfeasance. Liberal
(270) Additionally, there is a legally significant difference between nonfeasance and misfeasance.
In the latter, the driver "played a part in the creation of the very danger that he subsequently failed to abate." (132) As Professor Weinrib cogently explains, there is a difference between "real nonfeasance" and "pseudo-nonfeasance," which is characterized by a complicity in creating the underlying risk.