wrongful conduct

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Related to wrongful conduct: civil wrong
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wrongful conduct - activity that transgresses moral or civil lawwrongful conduct - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
brutalisation, brutalization - the activity of treating someone savagely or viciously
usurpation, encroachment, trespass, violation, intrusion - entry to another's property without right or permission
civil wrong, tort - (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought
malversation - misconduct in public office
misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed - improper or wicked or immoral behavior
dereliction - willful negligence
malfeasance - wrongful conduct by a public official
misfeasance - doing a proper act in a wrongful or injurious manner
malpractice - a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct; "he charged them with electoral malpractices"
malpractice - professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage; "the widow sued his surgeon for malpractice"
perversion - the action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use); "it was a perversion of justice"
injury - wrongdoing that violates another's rights and is unjustly inflicted
injury - an act that causes someone or something to receive physical damage
infliction - an act causing pain or damage
evildoing, transgression - the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle; "the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"
knavery, dishonesty - lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing
falsification, misrepresentation - a willful perversion of facts
champerty - an unethical agreement between an attorney and client that the attorney would sue and pay the costs of the client's suit in return for a portion of the damages awarded; "soliciting personal injury cases may constitute champerty"
criminal maintenance, maintenance - the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community; "unlike champerty, criminal maintenance does not necessarily involve personal profit"
infringement, violation - an act that disregards an agreement or a right; "he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment"
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The cameramen, however, said NBC followed a different pattern of behavior with regards to "reporting requirements in other circumstances of wrongful conduct.
Shaheen Air International has no valid grounds to blame CAA Management for its own wrongful conduct as an airline operator.
24, 2012), even sidestepped a "wrongful conduct" analysis despite the fact that appellants' alleged wrongful conduct was the most contentious issue raised in the appeal.
Following this incident, Judge Collins accepted full responsibility for her wrongful conduct and was remorseful that the manner in which she carried out her judicial duties placed the judiciary in a negative light and stipulated a public reprimand.
This standard provides individuals with the maximum coverage possible and requires a final, non-appealable adjudication by a court in the underlying action to establish that the alleged wrongful conduct occurred.
He addresses the definitions of tort, negligence, damages, indemnification, respondeat superior, and summary judgment; questions about civil liability under New York law, in relation to wrongful conduct, the operation of motor vehicles, use of force, intentional torts, malicious prosecution, off-duty officers, corrections employees, punitive damages, firefighters, and other topics; and federal rights actions related to aspects like Section 1983, constitutional rights, supervisor liability, agency liability, pursuit, and violating a person's civil rights.
According to him, even a single incidence of training or money trail in support of terrorist activities is enough to attribute wrongful conduct to India.
It explained that, although the wrongful conduct rule has been commonly used in other jurisdictions, the majority considered the rule too complex to be workable.
If the contract is terminated due to the Offeror~s wrongful conduct in breach of contract, the contracting authority is obliged to pay the sum of 50 million HUF performance penalty.
The panel of arbitrators determined that Armstrong 'continued to lie to the panel throughout the final hearing even while admitting to prior falsehoods and other wrongful conduct," Tillotson said ?
8220;MedeAnalytics has allegedly attempted to distract the court away from its wrongful conduct towards Stella that engendered this lawsuit.
37) Under these circumstances, normally, the nation (38) in which the wrongful conduct took place would apply its law to prosecute the defendants, reflecting the traditional approach under which laws govern events taking place within the nation's own territory.