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duty

Etymology: ME, duete, conduct
(in law) an obligation owed by one party to another. Duty may be established by statute or other legal process, as by contract or oath supported by statute, or it may be voluntarily undertaken. Every person has a duty of care to all other people to prevent causing harm or injury by negligence.

negligence

Medical malpractice The failure or alleged failure on the part of a physician or other health care provider to exercise ordinary, reasonable, usual, or expected care, prudence, or skill–that would usually and customarily be exercised by other reputable physicians treating similar Pts–in performing a legally recognized duty, resulting in forseeable harm, injury or loss to another; negligence may be an act of omission–ie, unintentional, or commission–ie, intentional, characterized by inattention, recklessness, inadvertence, thoughtlessness, or wantonness. See Adverse event, Comparative negligence, Contributory negligence, Gross negligence, Malpractice, Wanton negligence, Willful negligence. Cf Recklessness.
Negligence, required elements  
Duty A recognized relationship between Pt and physician
Breach Failure of a medical practitioner to practice in accordance with standard of care
Proximate cause The plaintiff must show that injury is reasonably connected to physician's action
Damages Plaintiff must show that alleged loss or damage has a quantifiable value such that a monetary payment can be made APLM 1997; 121:252

duty

(doo′tē, dū′)
A social, professional, legal, or ethical expectation that compels a standard of performance; an obligation or requirement.

duty,

n that which is due from a person; that which a person owes to another; an obligation.
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This decision is subject to a review of the current variable import duty formula on wheat, the timelines and process of which will be announced formally by ITAC.
Thapar also admitted "the high import duty is working as a weapon for us" in terms of generating demand from foreign labels.
The budget has failed to clear any of the measures taken in the direction of custom duty or import duty besides generation of revenues after increasing GST and import duty on several items, he maintained.
Ministry of Finance Circular 52/2009/TT-BTC (promulgated with Circular 52/2009/QD-BTC) set out that MSG import duty would fall from 36% to 32%.
Danish investor Olicom A/S said on Wednesday (18 July) that the EC Court has ruled in favour of Olicom in an import duty case.
Ecuador considers that the European Union import scheme discriminates against Latin American countries and that the import duty of 176 per tonne set by the EU, which entered into force in 2006, is an infringement of WTO rules.
China will reduce the import duty on copper scrap in 2006.
Violent protests to keep imported rice out of Costa Rica ended in compromise, but the bigger and potentially more costly battle of defending the country's sky-high import duty on the grain is just beginning at the World Trade Organization (WTO), reports The Tico Times (April 19-26,2002):
Car dealers termed the import duty cut as a mere eye wash as it is a step to just change the behaviour of local assemblers instead of encouraging car imports.
Under the agreement, Macedonian wine exporters will be able to sell 300,000 hectolitres of still and sparkling wine free of import duty in the EU each year.
Drexler Technology Corporation (Nasdaq:DRXR) has received a $100,000 order for 10,000 LaserCard optical memory cards plus read/write devices and fingerprint biometric sensors to be used by an eastern Mediterranean government for import duty collection and the approval, certification, and licensing of the importation of chemical products used by consumers.
Customs officials also seized celebratory gold plaques marking the $1 million worth in sales of their Something New LP, released in the US, after the group failed to pay import duty on the items, documents released today at the Public Records Office showed.