due care


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

due care

n. the conduct that a reasonable man or woman will exercise in a particular situation, in looking out for the safety of others. If one uses due care then an injured party cannot prove negligence. This is one of those nebulous standards by which negligence is tested. Each juror has to determine what a "reasonable" man or woman would do.

References in periodicals archive ?
Part (d) suggests that the due care level for the landowner must be positive, and part (e) places liability on the landowner only if he or she takes less than due care.
Through objectivity and independence, members can remain free of conflicts of interest, and should take due care to provide services with competence and diligence.
A TEENAGER was convicted of driving without due care and attention after crashing into a van and driving off.
A valuable by-product of this technique is the automatic documentation of the overall exercise of due care, audit planning, conclusions reached and the process used.
Seven months earlier, Brown had been found guilty of driving without due care and attention by magistrates in Northwich.
Yesterday's hearing comes just seven months after Brown was found guilty of driving without due care by magistrates in Northwich.
On the advice of the CPS, Constable Glen Whitley, based at Islington, was summoned to appear at Marylebone Magistrates Court charged with driving without due care and attention.
Judges already had rejected the county's argument that the deputy did not breach the duty of due care owed to the children, and that a risk of harm to the children was not foreseeable.
The court found that under current law, there was no obligation of due care for some general category of possible future transactions, but only for the transaction envisioned by the accountant or another transaction that was essentially the same.
BindView solutions remove barriers that limit an organization's ability to cost effectively demonstrate due care and maintain compliance with IT security policies and regulatory mandates.
John Davidson, 63, Patterdale Close, East Boldon, South Tyneside Admitted driving without due care and attention in Gateshead on April 2.
Alistair Mason, 24, of Denbigh Road, Billingham, banned from driving for six months and fined pounds 150 with pounds 75 costs for driving without due care and attention.