common-law actionable negligence


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 negligence.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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