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 National Executive Council received and considered the resolution of the disciplinary committee of the party that state; the two members faced charges of wrongful conduct arising from their respective tenures as ANC party secretary general and ANC party executive officers respectively,' secretary general Barrack Muluka said in a statement.
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"While RB has acted lawfully at all times and expressly denies all allega-tions that it engaged in any wrongful conduct, after careful consideration, the board of RB determined that the agreement is in the best interests of the company and its shareholders," a statement from the company said yesterday.
"While Reckitt has acted lawfully at all times and expressly denies all allegations that it engaged in any wrongful conduct, after careful consideration, the board of Reckitt determined that the agreement is in the best interests of the company and its shareholders," the company explained in a statement Thursday.
"However, the contractors could be 100 percent liable for wrongful conduct but, based on the subrogation waiver expressly allowed by Rural Mutual's policy, Rural Mutual could be responsible for paying damages to Herman for property loss."
The client is always outraged by the wrongful conduct of the soon-to-be defendant and is itching to sue.
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It also said that equitable estoppel does not bar the defendants from requiring him to register as a predatory offender because Thibodeaux failed to allege any wrongful conduct on the part of defendants.
All of the requirements of a constructive trust have been satisfied: James' new wife received and retained a benefit, which was unjust to James' children who were denied their guaranteed means of support, and the aforementioned unjust enrichment was the result of James' wrongful conduct in violating the MSA.