civil liability

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civil liability

n. potential responsibility for payment of damages or other court-enforcement in a lawsuit, as distinguished from criminal liability, which means open to punishment for a crime.

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Contract notice: insurance benefits for the needs of the shlmr (civil liability, civil liability of corporate officers, damage to property and related risks).
The Stark law is a strict liability, civil law that prohibits a physician from referring a 'designated health services' to an entity with which there is a financial relationship.
I am in favor of decriminalizing libel, ibig sabihin kung may liability, civil na lang (it means that if there's a liability, it should be civil only)," he said in an interview Tuesday.
In a plea agreement, AstraZeneca also settled, without admitting liability, civil claims that it bribed doctors to buy Zoladex and for improperly setting and reporting its price.
The author next traces the expansion of litigation in products liability, civil rights law, due process, environmental law, and constitutional law.
Chapters cover such topics as legal liability, civil liability under COBRA, and emergency injuries by category, including chest pain, vascular injuries, respiratory injuries, gastrointestinal injuries, head and spinal cord injuries, pediatric, obstetrical and gynecological, musculoskeletal, and burn emergencies.