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fault

In legal medicine, failing to meet an obligation; a legal responsibility for a failed outcome.
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The Commission found fault in the UK provisions relating to the exclusion of all fishing vessels and traditional ships from the scope of the directive.
It was ordered after the local government ombudsman found fault with a decision-making process that led to the committee endorsing the 70mph limit on the A167, from Durham City to Chester-le-Street, two years ago.
But the Times, for its own peculiar reasons, found fault with Feingold.
For France, the court found fault with the right to deduct VAT being valued considering the likely depreciation of a subsidised good.
Ringside reporters found fault with several of the events that led to Johnson being where he is now, in critical condition at University Medical Center in Las Vegas after having surgery to remove pressure from a subdural hematoma.
SQS chief executive Brian Simpson commented: "Only the most dedicated troublemaker could have found fault with our advertising.
An independent inquiry last year into Scots baby Caleb's death found fault "at almost every level" in Edinburgh City Council's social work system.
The Commons transport committee found fault with all the main bodies involved in the railways but said the 'fundamental failure' was one of government policy.
And this summer one of Norton's top aides, James Cason, admitted before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs that the GAO audits of 1928, 1952, and 1955, and 30 Inspector General reports since 1982 had found fault with the department's management of the system.