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liability

[līəbil′itē]
Etymology: L, ligare, to bind
1 something one is obligated to do or an obligation required to be fulfilled by law, usually financial in nature.
2 the amount of money required to fulfill a financial obligation.
Health insurance The potential for paying claims based on use of an insured service
Malpractice All character of obligation, amenability, and responsibility for an act before the law

liability

Malpractice All character of obligation, amenability, and responsibility for an act before the law. See Corporate liability, Current liability, Limits of liability, Malpractice Product liability, Professional liability, Strict liability.

liability (līəbil´itē),

n the state of being bound by law or justice to do something or to make good something; legal responsibility.

liability

financial or legal responsibility.
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The newly issued Federal Law aims to regulate the provisions and determine the scope of the civil liability and compensation for Nuclear Damage that could occur as a result of a nuclear accident.
The Civil Liability Convention places an obligation on tanker owners to maintain insurance or other financial security specifically to cover pollution damage, and to carry on board each tanker a certificate attesting to the fact that such cover is in force.
While the Court in Dickerson did not expressly address the issue of civil liability and may at some future time limit [sections] 1983 liability exposure in the Miranda context, the only prudent course for law enforcement officers today is to proceed assuming that this [sections] 1983 cause of action is now viable.
I don't see a civil liability earthquake because of this verdict,'' Hahn said.
The Green Paper also "seeks to investigate the possibility of remedying environmental damage not met by the application of civil liability principles such as joint compensation schemes, systems or mechanisms," he added.
Portugal's scheme for civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles does not provide sufficient compensation for accident victims, ruled the Court of Justice on July 29 (Case C-166/02).
Among these is the need to shield the entity that employs the officer from civil liability.
The article also examines the potential civil liability for following such strategies.
Civil Liability for Violations of the Anti-Circumvention, Anti-Trafficking, and Copyright Management Information Rules
Contract notice: contracting of the civil liability insurance of the department of public health and public health in criminal proceedings, and expert reports, liability claims
The cyanide spill from the Baia Mare mine in Romania into a Danube tributary in January 2000 showed up a good many loopholes in existing civil liability regimes.
Our preliminary investigation has been completed and we have concluded there is civil liability.