wrongful death

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wrongful death

n.
A cause of action for civil damages based on a wrongful act or negligence that caused the death of a family member of the plaintiff.
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Noun1.wrongful death - a death that results from a wrongful act or from negligence; a death that can serve as the basis for a civil action for damages on behalf of the dead person's family or heirs
death, decease, expiry - the event of dying or departure from life; "her death came as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"
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Maliwanag na baluktot at panggigipit itong kasong ito na nakabase sa privilege speech ko sa Senado na bukod na sa merong constitutionally guaranteed immunity from suit, ay wala akong inincite na kung sino to do anything,' the senator said.
35 of the Competition Act provides that the "Commission shall develop a Leniency Program to be granted to any entity in the form of immunity from suit or reduction of any fine which would otherwise be imposed on a participant in an anti-competitive agreement provided in Section 14(a) and 14(b) of this Act in exchange for the voluntary disclosure of information regarding such an agreement which satisfies specific criteria prior to or during the fact-finding or preliminary inquiry stage of the case.
It is not an inexhaustible asset that can be sold to any party that might find it convenient to purchase immunity from suit.
However, the case will be filed against him after the end of his term in 2016, since he has immunity from suit as vice-president, said the Ombudsman, adding if Binay wins in this year's presidential election, the case against him will be refilled only after the end of 2022,
Second, immunity from suit creates precisely the moral hazard problem that private sector tort liability is meant to ameliorate.
Yousuf, (22) the lower courts have been grappling with whether the executive or judicial branch should determine whether individuals should be given immunity from suit because they were acting as foreign government officials.
It stopped short, however, of altogether foreclosing certiorari review of such orders "in cases where immunity from suit rather than solely immunity from liability is at issue[,]" because governmental immunity springs exclusively "from the separation doctrine of separation of powers,[] making it improper for the judiciary to intervene in fundamental decisionmaking of the executive and legislative branches of the government.
xi) that, as a matter of law, a party is not entitled to any immunity from suit not otherwise addressed in this rule.
sovereign has waived its immunity from suit by consenting to the action
But the ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) never complied with the repeated orders by the Supreme Court, saying that the president enjoys immunity from suit and it would also amount to the trial of two time Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in a suicide attack in December 2007.
In responding to the suit, the hospital claimed it had full sovereign immunity from suit and liability under the Texas Tort Claims Act (TTCA).