ordinary negligence standard

ordinary negligence standard

Malpractice A standard of Pt care, based on a deviation from 'reasonableness', rather than a standard of care accepted by one's peers. See Contributory negligence, Negligence.
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2d 360 (holding that liability could lie under an ordinary negligence standard where two gym coaches failed to notice 30 students gathered around a 10-minute "slap fight," even though both coaches were in the gymnasium at the time).
Finally, several courts have adopted an approach that might be labeled as a middle ground, based on the ordinary negligence standard.
And even if the Dram Shop Act does not apply, a host can still be civilly liable under ordinary negligence standards.