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breach of decorum

A violation of established social norms or expectations, especially as relates to polite society or specific professions. In an unexpected breach of decorum, she announced her candidacy before the governor officially resigned. Discussing personal problems can sometimes be seen as a breach of decorum in polite company.
See also: breach, of

breach of etiquette

A violation of established social norms or expectations, especially as relates to polite society or specific professions. In an unexpected breach of etiquette, she announced her candidacy before the governor officially resigned. Discussing personal problems can sometimes be seen as a breach of etiquette in polite company.
See also: breach, of

breach of promise

A violation of a promise one has made. You told me you would study for this test, and then you got an F. That sounds like a breach of promise to me!
See also: breach, of, promise

step into the breach

to do work that someone else is not able or not willing to do Other institutions are stepping into the breach to make loans where banks will not.
Usage notes: also used in the form throw someone into the breach: Friedman was thrown into the breach when our head coach suddenly quit.
See also: breach, step

step into the breach

  (formal)
to do someone's work when they are suddenly not able to do it Professor Collier stepped into the breach when the guest lecturer failed to turn up.
See also: breach, step
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The appellate court also ruled that the owner breached the contract in the process of abandoning same.
Lackadaisical security controls on the side of the breached business seem to be a reason why so many outside data breaches have occurred:
Only 50% of organizations took steps to remediate and protect systems from future breaches after they had been breached.
Sempra breached its duty to provide meaningful plans for the supply of natural gas;
The lawsuit further alleges that, upon Arotech's release of its financial statements for the nine-month period ended on September 30, 2002, IES realized that Arotech breached its undertaking in respect of the truthfulness of the representations it made to IES.
The lawsuit asserts that these agreements have also been breached by the Defendants.
The largest volume of data breach incidents occurred in the education sector (46 percent) * Fifty-seven percent of the identities breached were in the financial services sector * Almost 70 percent of the breached occurrences were because someone targeted the organization through hacking or some other method to steal information about consumers * Of the publicly-reported data breaches during the study period, 77 percent were "identity-level," meaning personal identifiers such as names and Social Security numbers were breached * The majority of the identity-level breaches, 38 out of 54, were intentional, meaning the breach appeared to be the result of a deliberate theft of identity information from an electronic database
Shostack alleges that the Company breached its fiduciary duty to Mr.
The issue before the Court was whether Weyerhaeuser breached four warranties contained in the contracts by which it transferred to Paragon the assets relating to Weyerhaeuser's private label diaper business, concurrent with Weyerhaeuser's sale of 100% of Paragon's stock to the public in a 1993 IPO.
Boyce, Ackerman and Crandall breached these fiduciary duties by, among other things, conspiring with each other and Occidental to deprive Adair and Adair Yemen of the full rights and benefits in the Block 20 concession, manipulating the relationship with subcontractors performing work on Block 20 to have that work supervised or directed by Occidental rather than Adair and/or to have such work performed or supervised by themselves, misappropriating assets belonging to Adair Yemen for the benefit of Occidental, misrepresenting Adair Yemen's status and their own status to officials in the Republic of Yemen and the public, and breaching the Company's confidentiality by unauthorized disclosures.
Alrov continues to claim in its suit that Hilton breached the management agreement and failed to successfully manage the hotel from its opening.
Flanagan, group executive vice president and general counsel of Golden State Bancorp, said, "We are pleased that the Court of Appeals rejected the government's argument and reaffirmed that the promise breached by the government in 1989 had substantial value and that Glendale should be compensated for its losses.
Rio Tinto (NYSE: RTP) has concluded that the conditions of its bid for North have been breached, based on information released by North on 30 June 2000 in relation to its subsidiary, Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC).
Ghanbari alleges that Paul Averback engaged in false and fraudulent promises, breached agreements, wrongfully caused the termination of Dr.
We are confident that the Court will determine that Iris Cantor and Rod Fisher deliberately breached the Partnership Agreement.