misfeasance


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misfeasance

The performance of a legal act in an improper or unlawful manner.
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In a handed down judgement, Mr Justice Williams ruled: "The claimants' case, in summary, was that the defendant's officers committed misfeasance in public office by deliberately or recklessly acting beyond their powers in the (corruption) LW3 investigation, prosecution and trial.
The relevant criminal probe on the charges with misfeasance in office and bribery was launched.
The paper begins by describing the main areas of conceptual overlap between the tort of misfeasance in a public office and public fiduciary duties.
Mr Alam is claiming damages for malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office, damages, loss of liberty, psychiatric injury and loss of potential earnings.
Misfeasance tortfeasors must at the very least have been recklessly indifferent as to whether they were exceeding or abusing their public power or position and thereby risking harm.
Justice Rand characterized this as "malice", which in turn triggered liability to a uniquely public law tort known nowadays as misfeasance in public office.
The focus of this comment, however, is Abdelrazik's claim against the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the tort of misfeasance in a public office.
Abdelrazik's suit filed Wednesday seeks 24 million Canadian dollars (22 million U.S.) from Ottawa alleging the government's involvement in his detention and torture, and three million dollars (2.76 million U.S.) from Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon for "misfeasance in public office."
True, there's nothing unusual about name changes in this era of acquisitions, mergers, misfeasance and malfeasance in the musical-chairs game of corporate life in America.
As part of the investigation, two police officers, one serving with Northamptonshire and the other with Bedfordshire, were arrested on suspicion of misfeasance of public duty and later released on police bail.
Other reviews of Alhurra's performance, notably by the Government Accountability Office, have criticized the station's nepotism, poor management, staff problems, and financial misfeasance. A University of Maryland survey concluded that Alhurra is one of the least popular television stations in the Middle East, with a 2 percent audience share versus 53 percent for al-Jazeera.
The brothers claimed misfeasance in public office and negligence against the council for failing to transfer the caravan park licence to them but they failed to prove liability.