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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.


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


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


n that which is due from a person; that which a person owes to another; an obligation.
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For that reason, importing knock-down kits usually results in the same duty rate being assigned to the imported good, although there could be some savings as the dutiable value would be less owing to the fact that the good has not yet been assembled at time of entry.
The ACI detects a wide range of contraband including explosives, narcotics, hazardous chemicals, chemical agents and other weapons of mass destruction (such as radiological or nuclear) and their components, and many specific dutiable goods, etc.
DHL can send international dutiable shipments of almost any size or weight, door-to-door, virtually anywhere in the world.
NYSE:FDX) announced today the launch of an "Around the World" flight, which will provide global transit time of 48 hours or less -- including customs clearance of dutiable goods -- for shipments of virtually unlimited size and weight.
Shipment value limitations between the United States and Moscow, which had previously been set as low as $50 for dutiable goods, have been increased to $25,000.
conclusive proof that Customs does not fulfill its statutory mission with respect to dutiable mail shipments.
In many cases, imported parts that are assembled into a finished product in an FTZ may be dutiable at a lower duty rate, rather than the higher duty that would be applied on the imported components, which helps level the playing field for domestic manufacturers.
32) It is sufficient to note that plaintiff, proceeding pro se, argued that its imported bikes/karts/scooters should be classified as "toys" and not "vehicles," claiming them to be duty-free as "wheeled toys designed to be ridden by children" under HTSUS subheading 9501, rather than dutiable as "Vehicles Other Than Railway or Tramway Rolling-Stock, and Parts and Accessories Thereof" (33) as determined by Customs under chapter 87.
The court found that the government failed to establish Ford's conduct as grossly negligent, noting that, during the relevant time period, Ford had a customs compliance manual setting forth the duties of its employees for reporting dutiable values to Customs and that Ford produced training videos, maintained a compliance hotline, and held seminars as well as meetings relating to its compliance with Customs' rules and regulations.
The ACI products, which are far superior to X-ray technology, can automatically detect a wide range of materials including explosives, narcotics, alcoholic beverages, hazardous materials, specific dutiable goods and even nuclear materials, independent of operator interpretation.
The passengers who walk through the green channel with dutiable or prohibited goods may invite prosecution or penalty and confiscation of the goods
Shared service could help enterprises to realize the authenticity of branches' business information; it also could real-timely process declaring dutiable goods.