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legal duty

Something that one must do, as required by law. It is the legal duty of homeowners in this community to maintain their property and not let it fall into disrepair.
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De Greef, [14] the Court expressed itself in favour of a patient-orientated approach [14] to determining the materiality of the risks involved in the intended medical treatment, and hence whether the healthcare professional has a legal duty to warn a patient of such a risk.
Finally, it was also assumed that the strength of moral aspirations and social norms would compensate for the lack of a formal legal duty.
For instance, the common law tells us, as does common sense, that the mother in the example above had a legal duty to act for the benefit of her drowning child; it also tells us that an airline, taxicab, or railroad company owes a legal duty to act for the benefit and safety of its passengers.
Though the legal duty of school personnel to protect students from harm is clear, courts have been reluctant to find school authorities liable in school violence cases (Hermann & Remley, 2000).
On April 2, the high court refused to review Children's Health Care is a Legal Duty v.
The European Union has a legal duty to keep traffic flowing.
Physicians have a legal duty to notify patients about the respective guideline and to document that they had a conversation with them about it.
The lawsuit claims the Japanese government has a legal duty to pay damages to the women in line with an earlier court ruling.
Willfulness for this purpose does not demand an evil motive; all that is necessary is a voluntary, intentional violation of a known legal duty (Pomponio, 429 US 10 (1975)).
The basic formula for any lawsuit is 1) existence of a legal duty owed by one party to another, 2) an alleged breach of that duty, and 3) injury or loss resulting from that breach.
had no legal duty to warn Marie Brinkmeyer, 18, of the risk of death from drinking large amounts of alcohol in a short time.
A CPA may serve as the attorney-in-fact, but the appointment must be structured with extreme care because the attorney-in-fact is a fiduciary who has a legal duty to avoid any self-dealing.
In addition, the cruise lines take the legal position that it is not their legal duty to investigate and determine whether or not a crime has been committed.
Today's commitment builds on the provisions in the More Nurses Bill, proposed by Welsh Lib Dem leader Kirsty Williams, which contains measures to make Wales "the first part of Europe with a legal duty to have sufficient nurse staffing levels on acute hospital wards".
In 2014, the Welsh Government passed legislation in the Active Travel Act that means all councils have a legal duty to plan a comprehensive network of walking and cycling routes up to new high quality standards - to help cut congestion and pollution, and to enable us all to live healthier lives.