reasonable care


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reasonable care

In law, the degree of care that an ordinarily prudent or reasonable person would exercise under the same or similar circumstances.
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But the definition of reasonable care awaits a fact-specific decision based on individual circumstances, Tunheim continued.
Because of this, the employees claimed it is appropriate to require employers to use reasonable care when handling and storing employee data in order to protect it from compromise, and there is no justification for exempting employers from a duty to act with reasonable care when they collect and store employees' sensitive personal information.
The District Court properly decided the question of reasonable care at summary judgment because there was insufficient evidence upon which a reasonable jury could find that the Jugans exercised reasonable care to maintain heat in their home, given the unrebutted expert testimony and Mr.
[Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care.] If you find that ordinarily the [incident] [injury] would not have happened without negligence, and that the (describe the item) causing the injury was in the exclusive control of (defendant) at the time it caused the injury, you may infer that (defendant) was negligent unless, taking into consideration all of the evidence in the case, you find that the (describe event) was not due to any negligence on the part of (defendant).
As in most subrogation efforts, understanding the standard for "reasonable care," developing a theory of negligence, gathering evidence and performing a thorough investigation makes the difference in success or failure.
Committee chairman Adrian Bailey said: "The risk of creating a right that services must be performed with reasonable care and skill is that traders see it as the standard to meet rather than a minimum requirement.
(24) Even Connecticut and now Massachusetts, both reasonable care standard states, maintain some leniency for landowners depending upon the parties' notice of hazardous conditions, the landowner's control over the property, and weather related factors.
The maintenance of a mileage log is important for practitioners because it helps demonstrate that reasonable care has been taken and, in the event of an HMRC investigation, will limit the scope and number of years a tax inspector can seek to include in arriving at a financial settlement.
Groh's parents, acting as her representatives, filed suit against the Westin and others, alleging that the Westin and its employees owed a duty to use reasonable care when evicting Ms.
He said that the accused was under a legal obligation to take reasonable care and skill in administering treatment to Morris.
The court explained that insurance brokers owe a limited duty to their clients only "to use reasonable care, diligence, and judgment in procuring the insurance requested by an insured," An insurance broker does not breach this duty unless (a) the broker misrepresents the nature, extent or scope of the coverage being offered, Co) there is a request by the insured for a particular type of coverage, or (e) the broker assumes an additional duty by either express agreement or by holding itself out as having special expertise.
HMRC has said it attributes 50% of the tax gap to SMEs and that it believes, of that, one-third arises from errors and businesses failing to take reasonable care. That's the rationale for the spot checks, but it is hard to see how these interventions into individual businesses will help to close the tax gap in any meaningful way.

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