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What is the definition of negligence?

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April 23, 2005 6:52PM

The legal term is "failure to use a reasonable amount of care

when such failure results in injury of damage to another". An

example would be driving under the influence (DWI). The nonlegal

definition would be carelessness, such as leaving your spouse's

golf clubs out in the rain. (Not that I know anyone who has ever

done that).

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