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"We would also have to prove that the breach was so bad as to constitute gross negligence.
Previously, it had been notoriously difficult to convict large companies, or those with complex management structures, of the common law offence of gross negligence manslaughter, although there have been a number of convictions of small companies.
California defines gross negligence as either a "want of even scant care" or "an extreme departure from the ordinary standard of conduct." In contrast, ordinary negligence consists of a "failure to exercise the degree of care in a given situation that a reasonable person under similar circumstances would employ to protect others from harm."
"Miss Brand added: "The breach of duty by each of these defendants was such a significant breach that it amounted to the crime of manslaughter by gross negligence."
Finally, the BJR may be challenged on the basis of gross negligence in failing to supervise or be informed.
16461, exculpatory clauses can't limit liability for gross negligence or intentional acts.
A Richland County Circuit Court trial judge ruled that the hospital was immune from liability under state law unless "gross negligence" was proven.
There are strong indications that one, if not both, pilots will be cleared of gross negligence.
Depending on the degree involved, it may include ordinary negligence, gross negligence or fraud.
A municipality is liable only in the event of gross negligence for injury to persons or damage to property caused by snow, ice or slush on roads or sidewalks in the municipality (M.G.A., s.
The first tier limits punitive damages to $1 million or three times the amount of compensatory damages, whichever is greater, in cases where an employer participated in the wrongful conduct, condoned or ratified the conduct, or if the employer engaged in gross negligence that contributed to the injury.
Bob Crow, assistant general secretary of the biggest rail union, RMT, told the Sunday Mirror last night: "If Lord Cullen is holding Railtrack mainly responsible for the crash, it is quite clear that there has been gross negligence.