actionable negligence
See negligence.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • common-law actionable negligence — The failure of one owing a duty to another to do what a reasonable and prudent person would ordinarily have done under the circumstances, or doing what such a person would not have done. Pratt v Daly, 55 Ariz 535, 104 P2d 147, 130 ALR 341. See… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • negligence — neg·li·gence / ne gli jəns/ n: failure to exercise the degree of care expected of a person of ordinary prudence in like circumstances in protecting others from a foreseeable and unreasonable risk of harm in a particular situation; also: conduct… …   Law dictionary

  • negligence — The omission to do something which a reasonable man, guided by those ordinary considerations which ordinarily regulate human affairs, would do, or the doing of something which a reasonable and prudent man would not do. Negligence is the failure… …   Black's law dictionary

  • negligence — The omission to do something which a reasonable man, guided by those ordinary considerations which ordinarily regulate human affairs, would do, or the doing of something which a reasonable and prudent man would not do. Negligence is the failure… …   Black's law dictionary

  • actionable — That for which an action will lie, furnishing legal ground for an action. See cause of action justiciable controversy See also @ actionable fraud Deception practiced in order to induce another to part with property or surrender some legal right.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • actionable — That for which an action will lie, furnishing legal ground for an action. See cause of action justiciable controversy See also @ actionable fraud Deception practiced in order to induce another to part with property or surrender some legal right.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • actionable — ac•tion•a•ble [[t]ˈæk ʃə nə bəl[/t]] adj. 1) law furnishing grounds for a lawsuit: actionable negligence[/ex] 2) cvb capable of being readily used: actionable data[/ex] • Etymology: 1585–95 ac tion•a•bil′i•ty, n. ac′tion•a•bly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • Negligence — For other uses, see Negligence (disambiguation). Tort law …   Wikipedia

  • actionable per se — Words actionable as defamatory, without allegation and proof of special damage, because their character as injurious to reputation is a matter of common knowledge. 33 Am J1st L & S § 5. According to some authorities, written or printed words may… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • actionable wrong — One for which an action will lie. As to particular wrongs for which an action will lie, see specific terms, such as negligence; nuisance; etc …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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