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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.
See also: duty, legal
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The investor then sued the appraiser, and as with the other cases noted in this article, one of the sticky legal issues was whether or not the appraiser owed a legal duty to the investor.
The first relevant legal duty created by the Regulations is that the commissioning father may not donate his sperm on his own volition without the involvement of a competent person in the donation process: 'Removal or withdrawal and storage of gametes: 3(1) No person, except a competent person, may remove or withdraw a gamete or cause a gamete to be removed or withdrawn, from the body of a gamete donor for the purpose of artificial fertilisation.' [8]
"Placing a new legal duty on regulators across the EU to exchange registration and disciplinary information, and to act on it, would provide the tools to enable free movement while at the same time ensuring the safety of patients and the public," he added.
The common thread running through all is that fiduciaries have discretionary authority over another's money, property, or other assets, and a legal duty to act in a manner that benefits the other person, or organization.
Bill C-45 also created a new legal duty on individuals who fail to take reasonable steps to protect the health and safety of workers under their supervision.
"Everyone who undertakes or has the authority to direct how another person does work or performs a task is under a legal duty to take reasonable steps to prevent bodily harm to that person, or any other person, arising from the work or task."
The trick, obviously, is not deciding when somebody has acted for another's benefit, but deciding when somebody has a legal duty to so act.
He said: 'Stuart's Campaign would argue that schools and education authorities are not fulfilling their legal duty of care by operating these minimum standards.
David Odhiambo, the children's representative, urged "all the countries, banks, and other institutions, which Kenya owes money, to help us go to school and get quality health care." Kenya's Minister of Home Affairs added, "Meeting our debt obligation is both [a] moral and legal duty, but it raises serious moral and human rights questions, especially when a country has to sacrifice its resources on education and health care of children to meet this obligation."
As we stated in our April 9, 2003, legal opinion, because the Corporation for National and Community Service, at time of grant award, accepts a legal duty to cover the education benefits of new participants, it incurs, and must record, its maximum potential liability at that time.
This article offers school counselors an overview of their ethical obligations related to school violence and an explanation of their legal duty to protect students from harm.
The court held that the psychologist did not act with deliberate indifference to the inmate's safety and was under no legal duty to disclose the inmate's confidential communications regarding a possible risk of harm from other inmates, or to pursue, on the inmate's behalf, protection that would have required disclosure of the inmate's counseling session statements.
A: Board members have a legal duty to act with care and loyalty to the association.
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.