due care
due care n: the care that an ordinarily reasonable and prudent person would use under the same or similar circumstances – called also ordinary care, reasonable care; see also due diligence compare fault, negligence

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

due care
n.
The legal duty a person owes to others in order not to be negligent; care that is sufficient and proper for the circumstances. See also care, ordinary

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


due care
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

due care
n.
   the conduct that a reasonable man or woman will exercise in a particular situation, in looking out for the safety of others. If one uses due care then an injured party cannot prove negligence. This is one of those nebulous standards by which negligence is tested. Each juror has to determine what a "reasonable" man or woman would do.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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