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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The ruling said even without considering the immunity from suit of the Chief Executive, there is "(no) evidence of President (Rodrigo) Duterte's involvement in the alleged violations."
Agabin said the Supreme Court (SC) has already affirmed this in one of its rulings, which states that "An agreement to submit any dispute to arbitration may be considered as an implicit waiver to immunity from suit."
He further explained that the country's Supreme Court already affirmed this in one of its rulings, which states that 'an agreement to submit any dispute to arbitration may be considered as an implicit waiver to immunity from suit.'
The International Organizations Immunities Act of 1945 grants international organizations such as the World Bank and the World Health Organization the "same immunity from suit .
'[The] waiver of sovereign immunity from suit is common when a state borrows or transacts with private entities, but not in official development assistance (ODA) loans between states or with multilateral lenders like World Bank,' Carpio told the Inquirer.
If the court rejects the Connecticut Supreme Court's broad interpretation of the word "applicable" in the federal statue, that will restore the immunity from suit that gun makers have enjoyed for more than a decade.
Supreme Court precedent holding that a judge's broad immunity from suit applies even when having allegedly acted "maliciously and corruptly."
Constitution.<br />The City of Maplewood sought to have the complaint dismissed by claiming, among other things, immunity from suit. U.S.
It is not an inexhaustible asset that can be sold to any party that might find it convenient to purchase immunity from suit. Because that is in essence is sic what the agreement between Allergan and the Tribe does, the Court has serious reservations about whether the contract between Allergan and the Tribe should be recognized as valid, rather than being held void as being contrary to public policy."
The IFC relies on the International Organizations Immunities Act (IOIA), which provides that international organizations "shall enjoy the same immunity from suit ...
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.