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wrongful

adjective against the law, bad, criminal, felonious, illegal, illegitimate, illicit, improper, incorrect, iniquitous, iniuriosus, iniustus, lawless, malicious, unauthorized, undue, unfair, unjust, unlawful, unsuitable, wrong
Associated concepts: wrongful act, wrongful conversion, wrongful death, wrongful detention, wrongful discharge, wrongful interference
Foreign phrases: Fictio legis inique operatur alieni damnum vel injuriam.Fiction of law is wrongful if it works loss or harm to anyone.
See also: arrant, blameful, blameworthy, culpable, felonious, illegal, illegitimate, illicit, impermissible, improper, irregular, lawless, onerous, outrageous, peccant, unauthorized, unjust, unlawful, unscrupulous, unwarranted
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Part III presents the legal background of Boland, discusses both the statutory and common law origins of wrongful death causes of action, and explores Missouri's unique history of wrongful death statutory interpretation.
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Overall, the law of wrongful life appears to be increasingly willing to award damages to the mother for the physical, emotional, and financial costs of pregnancy and delivery, but not the cost associated with the normal rearing of a healthy child.
Courts continue to refuse a claim brought by a healthy infant for wrongful life, adopting the reasoning in Berman that the infant has not suffered any damage cognizable at law by being brought into existence.
Despite its unfortunate name and limited caselaw on the subject, the wrongful act doctrine is a genuine, long-recognized exception to the rule on entitlement to attorneys' fees in Florida.
The wrongful act doctrine springs from the equitable principle that the tortfeasor or breaching party should be held liable for all of the damages naturally flowing from the misconduct or breach.
While the Innocence Movement is among the most significant agents of social change in criminal justice policy and practice over the last quarter century, (42) it has been slow to pay explicit attention to women's cases of wrongful conviction, or the ways in which gender might meaningfully shape the types of cases for which women (and men) are wrongfully convicted.
According to the Innocence Project, an in-custody informant ('jailhouse informant') testified in over 15 percent of wrongful conviction cases later overturned through DNA testing," the Florida Innocence Commission wrote in its final report issued on June 25, 2012, which the justices quoted in a footnote.
The Anglo-American legal institutions allow a husband, wife, child, or other statutorily defined person to recover damages in tort for the wrongful death of a loved one.