wrongful conduct

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Related to wrongful conduct: civil wrong
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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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For more than 40 years, our firm's mission has remained to seek justice for those most in need -- those who have suffered a personal injury or death due to the wrongful conduct of others.
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.
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 ?
If an institution is unwilling to admit its wrongful conduct in a statement of facts; or balks at paying a substantial penalty that reflects that conduct; or refuses to do right by those affected, then we will not shrink from litigating as long as we must to fulfil our law enforcement mandate.
As a result of the claims of Mr Omar Amanat's alleged wrongful conduct, Mr.
Following this, Kutak Rock LLP filed the suit on KATV's behalf, demanding damages for what it believes to be wrongful conduct by Soul of the South.
This exclusion does not apply to any insured who did not commit, participate in, acquiesce to or remain passive after having learned of the dishonest, fraudulent, criminal, malicious act, error, or omission or knowingly wrongful conduct.
Judge Kelly said he was satisfied the bank was entitled to judgment over Mr Quinn's wrongful conduct in which he was described as having a "pivotal" role.
US District Judge Sidney Stein in Manhattan said the government of Iraq could not recover damages and other remedies under an anti-racketeering law because most of the wrongful conduct took place in foreign countries.
Our conclusion is supported by the fact that Wurzelbacher was not deterred or chilled in the exercise of his First Amendment rights as a result of defendants' wrongful conduct," wrote Judge Richard A.
Hurd left in the wake of allegations of wrongful conduct and sexual harassment.