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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 grand jury's Juvenile Services Committee found fault with state and county agencies that oversee the foster programs, home operators who profit from them, and those who are expected to support and guide the children.
But even as early as the 1960s, when Bettelheim was first broadcasting his success with autistic children, there were those who found fault with him: mothers of impaired children who had reared normal ones and researchers who suspected that autism had a genetic or other physical cause.
Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee - Readers found fault with this divorcing duo on several counts, including their habit of describing their wild sex life and ``their trashy, tacky mouths'' (P.
Interestingly, while talking about it Thursday, Richmond found fault in the 1988 team's strategy of forcing the ball inside.
Oxfordshire Coroner Nicholas Gardiner found faults with the police work.
The agency also found faults in 1987 taxi fare meters, 250 medical pressure gauges, 34 balances, 3 medical thermometers, 41 weighing scales and 5 platform scales.
But the National Lottery Commission found faults led to money being taken from some players' accounts more than once.
Graham Roberts, 35, of Atlas Coaches, in Caerphilly, had his licence revoked after vehicle inspector Robert Mitchum was unable to find the documents and found faults with one of the company's two buses.
The council's housing enforcement team found faults that included serious roof defects, rotten windows and collapsed floors.
Noel Hunter, director of Warwickshire Trading Standards Service, said: "In past years we have found faults on up to 75 per cent of all the blankets we have checked.