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Legal liability

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In law, liable means "esponsible or answerable in law; legally obligated." Legal liability concerns both civil law and criminal law and can arise from various areas of law, such as contracts, torts, taxes, or fines given by government agencies. [1]

24 relations: Administrative law, Attribution (law), Bankruptcy, Breach of contract, Civil law (common law), Commercial law, Contract, Criminal law, Damages, English law, Insurance, Law, Legal person, Limited liability, Negligence, Negligence per se, Personal guarantee, Product liability, Respondeat superior, Strict liability, Tax, Theft Act 1978, Tort, Vicarious liability.

Administrative law

Administrative law is the body of law that governs the activities of administrative agencies of government.

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Attribution (law)

Doctrines of attribution are legal doctrines by which liability is extended to a defendant who did not actually commit the criminal act.

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Bankruptcy is a legal status of a person or other entity that cannot repay debts to creditors.

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Breach of contract

Breach of contract is a legal cause of action and a type of civil wrong, in which a binding agreement or bargained-for exchange is not honored by one or more of the parties to the contract by non-performance or interference with the other party's performance.

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Civil law (common law)

Civil law is a branch of the law.

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Commercial law

Commercial law, also known as trade law, is the body of law that applies to the rights, relations, and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade, and sales.

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A contract is a promise or set of promises that are legally enforceable and, if violated, allow the injured party access to legal remedies.

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Criminal law

Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime.

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In law, damages are an award, typically of money, to be paid to a person as compensation for loss or injury.

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English law

English law is the common law legal system of England and Wales, comprising mainly criminal law and civil law, each branch having its own courts and procedures.

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Insurance is a means of protection from financial loss.

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Law is a system of rules that are created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior.

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Legal person

A legal person (in legal contexts often simply person, less ambiguously legal entity) is any human or non-human entity, in other words, any human being, firm, or government agency that is recognized as having privileges and obligations, such as having the ability to enter into contracts, to sue, and to be sued.

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Limited liability

Limited liability is where a person's financial liability is limited to a fixed sum, most commonly the value of a person's investment in a company or partnership.

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Negligence (Lat. negligentia) is a failure to exercise appropriate and or ethical ruled care expected to be exercised amongst specified circumstances.

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Negligence per se

Negligence per se is a doctrine in US law whereby an act is considered negligent because it violates a statute (or regulation).

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Personal guarantee

A personal guarantee is a promise made by a person or an organization (the guarantor) to accept responsibility for some other party's debt (the debtor) if the debtor fails to pay it.

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Product liability

Product liability is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause.

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Respondeat superior

Respondeat superior (Latin: "let the master answer"; plural: respondeant superiores) is a doctrine that a party is responsible for (has vicarious liability for) acts of their agents.

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Strict liability

In criminal and civil law, strict liability is a standard of liability under which a person is legally responsible for the consequences flowing from an activity even in the absence of fault or criminal intent on the part of the defendant.

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A tax (from the Latin taxo) is a mandatory financial charge or some other type of levy imposed upon a taxpayer (an individual or other legal entity) by a governmental organization in order to fund various public expenditures.

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Theft Act 1978

The Theft Act 1978 (c 31) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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A tort, in common law jurisdictions, is a civil wrong that causes a claimant to suffer loss or harm resulting in legal liability for the person who commits the tortious act.

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Vicarious liability

Vicarious liability is a form of a strict, secondary liability that arises under the common law doctrine of agency, respondeat superior, the responsibility of the superior for the acts of their subordinate or, in a broader sense, the responsibility of any third party that had the "right, ability or duty to control" the activities of a violator.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_liability

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