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intent

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A state of mind that reflects one's aims, goals, or objectives. Intent is the key element of and basis for lawsuits brought against plaintiffs in a court of law.
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But until Dan comes to intend to attempt the stunt, the desirability of coordinating his actions won't similarly justify the action intended - the attempt at the stunt.
Clinical utility of the signatures and performance of the clinical assays in the context of their intended clinical use must be validated before they can be integrated into clinical practice.
Secondary analyses examined only births at 37 or more weeks' gestation to an infant weighing at least 2,500 g: in all, 6,052 intended home births, including 269 transfers, and 10,347 planned hospital births.
Alliance's products are intended primarily for use during acute care situations, including surgical, cardiology, and respiratory applications.
But there is one additional route to criminal liability, and it is here that the danger to the pro-life movement lurks; section 83.01 (ii) (E) renders criminal acts that are undertaken for a "religious or ideological purpose" if the actor intends "...to cause serious interference with or serious disruption of an essential service, facility ...whether public or private...", other than lawful advocacy, protest, dissent or stoppage of work".
There is relatively robust evidence that when either parent did not intend the pregnancy, the woman has an elevated likelihood of initiating prenatal care after the first trimester and a reduced likelihood of breastfeeding.
This article states that "Except for strictly therapeutic medical reasons, directly intended .
As you might anticipate based on our testimony, we intend to press for changes in the proposals in order to advance the goals of simplification, administrability, and competitiveness.
Two people who intend to marry intend to give themselves to one another not partially, but entirely.
Therefore, while the company did not intend to benefit the conman, it did intend to lose the equipment.
Finally, if the company intends to rely on an opinion or advice for the good faith and reasonable cause exception to penalties, the advice should not contain a disclosure asserting that the advice cannot be used for the purpose of avoiding penalties.
DeLape noted the company recently announced the acquisition of a facility in Neuchatel, Switzerland intended to service Europe, Asia and Africa, and the purchase of a lab in Exton, PA to service the Central and South America and the United States once FDA approval is obtained.