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willful ignorance

An intentional obliviousness to something that one knows to be true. I can't believe you're still smoking, despite knowing all the risks! Your willful ignorance just blows me away.
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Ahmed's most convincing theoretical argument in Willful Subjects focuses on memory, temporality, and embodiment in relation to willfulness.
1) imminent harm 2) caused by the defendant's action to propose a willful FBAR penalty], and that a declaratory judgement plaintiff need not establish proximate causation, only that the injury is "fairly traceable to the defendant.
or willful misconduct, the fine increases to $3,000 per barrel of oil
Absent production of an opinion, oftentimes to avoid risking expansive waiver of privilege which could extend to trial counsel strategy, an adverse inference was taken that the opinion was negative, thus supporting a plaintiff's willful infringement charge.
41) Nevertheless, a number of courts (sometimes invoking the "subject to the principles of equity" language in the statute) have made awards of defendant's profits contingent on one of a number of "fault" items, including willful behavior on the part of defendant.
On the other hand, funds earned in a foreign jurisdiction prior to immigrating to the United States, or gifts and inheritance from a foreign person which remained offshore may be less indicative of willful acts by the client.
A knowing omission of material information that is willful (Regs.
Compared with ACC flight mishap data where only eight percent of mishaps were found to involve willful non-compliance, Air Force fatal motorcycle mishap data showed that 63 percent of mishaps involved willful non-compliance.
indifference and instead holding that willful blindness can satisfy the
First, I argue that willful breaches cannot be defined merely by reference to the breacher's mental state, and that (as a result) the existing literature on willful breach lacks an adequate definition of "willful.
Criminal sanctions for willful violations causing death would expand to include "any responsible corporate officers" with increased criminal fines and prison terms up to 10 years for willful violations resulting in death and five years for willful violations resulting in serious bodily harm.
Apparently, many insurance companies have cancelled homeowners' policies claiming either that an unoccupied residence constitutes (a) a "physical change" in the property insured or (b) a willful or reckless act or omission increasing the hazard insured against.
NSSF supported legislation (HR 5092--"BATFE Modernization and Reform Act of 2006") to overhaul ATF's enforcement procedures to better protect the rights of licensees and give ATF similar compliance tools to distinguish between willful violations and paperwork errors not a threat to public safety.
However, willful or deliberate infringement requires that the infringer be personally put on notice of the patent.
They alleged willful and wanton conduct on the defendants' part in that, among other things, they failed to supply appropriate safety and protective equipment, failed to supply a spotter, failed to warn of the risk of spinal cord injury, and failed to stop the class from using the trampoline unsafely.