responsible party


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responsible party

The individual whose actions or inactions caused injury, harm, or damage to something or someone.
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For attest services, a CPA should obtain a written representation letter from the responsible party.
If the responsible party is an alien individual, the entity must enter the person's individual tax identification number (mN) in the space provided and submit a copy of an official identifying document or, if necessary, complete Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.
12) Section IV proposes that Congress amend OPA 90 to require a responsible party to include a reopener provision in all settlements containing release provisions.
defendant had a right of contribution against another responsible party,
In the case of offshore drilling, a responsible party is the lessee or permittee of the area in which the facility is located.
Must investigate the cause of the adulteration if the reportable food originated with the responsible party
Where the plaintiff is arguably a potentially responsible party itself and the litigation is pending in any of the eight federal circuits that only recognize a Section 107 claim for government or innocent potentially responsible parties, this strategy is all the more appropriate.
It is even more difficult to find a responsible party with adequate financial resources and who is willing to pay for the cleanup.
If it seems like the responsible party took reasonable steps to keep the gun safely out of reach, then they may not be charged.
For example, in one case the responsible party engaged in a lengthy and detailed process with stakeholders to present and discuss each element of the alternative remedies that had been rejected to arrive at the preferred alternative.
The responsible party is David Eden, a Diaghilev for our time, whose selfappointed job is bringing American culture to Russia and vice versa.
In fact, there's almost a disincentive to use new technologies, because if a potentially responsible party uses them and they fail, the EPA will make the PRP do it over again until it's right.

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