reasonable care

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Noun1.reasonable care - the care that a reasonable man would exercise under the circumstances; the standard for determining legal duty
guardianship, tutelage, care, charge - attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard"
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However, it is necessary to show that the damage would not have happened if 'reasonable care and skill' had been exercised in providing the software update.
The judge found that the school owed the plaintiff a duty of reasonable care and did not breach that duty.
"With that role came not just ultimate responsibility for the police operation on the 15th April to secure the safe arrival, entry and accommodation of those 50,000 fans at the Hillsborough stadium, but personal responsibility to take reasonable care for the arrangements that were put in place, to take reasonable care in the command of those beneath him and to take reasonable care in the orders he gave and decisions he took.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that an employer has a legal duty to use reasonable care in safeguarding its employees' sensitive personal information stored on an internet-accessible computer.
A disciplinary hearing found Kalsi had failed to "exercise reasonable care" in her treatment of Mr Malagardis that night.
The act says services must be performed with "reasonable care and skill" or the trader is in breach of contract.
I decline to order a stay on that charge." Duckenfield faces 95 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence, with the criminal indictment accusing him of breaching his duty "to take reasonable care for the safety of those attending the Hillsborough stadium as spectators in respect of the dangers from overcrowding and consequent crushing".
Their homeowners policy excluded from any coverage losses or damage resulting directly or indirectly from "freezing of a plumbing, heating, air conditioning, or automatic fire protective sprinkler system, or of a domestic appliance, or by discharge, leakage or overflow from within the system or appliance caused by freezing." That "Absolute Freezing Exclusion" stated that it did "not apply if you have used reasonable care to maintain heat in the building or if you shut off the water supply and drained the plumbing and appliance of water."
The Second Circuit has now clarified what reasonable care was due to an employee who complained to her co-workers about sexual harassment and in turn the co-workers told a supervisor, who asked the employee about the situation.
'The exercise of one's rights must be done with good faith and reasonable care,' it added.
Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care. Reasonable care on the part of a [physician] [hospital] [health care provider] is that level of care, skill and treatment which, in light of all relevant surrounding circumstances, is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by similar and reasonably careful [physicians] [hospitals] [health care providers].
Reasonable care relates to an obligation to take suitable precautions and avoid risk.

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