gross negligence
gross negligence see negligence

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

gross negligence

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


gross negligence
A lack of care that demonstrates reckless disregard for the safety or lives of others, which is so great it appears to be a conscious violation of other people's rights to safety. It is more than simple inadvertence, and can affect the amount of damages.
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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


gross negligence
An indifference to, and a blatant violation of, a legal duty with respect to the rights of others.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


gross negligence
An indifference to, and a blatant violation of, a legal duty with respect to the rights of others.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

gross negligence
n.
   carelessness which is in reckless disregard for the safety or lives of others, and is so great it appears to be a conscious violation of other people's rights to safety. It is more than simple inadvertence, but it is just shy of being intentionally evil. If one has borrowed or contracted to take care of another's property, then gross negligence is the failure to actively take the care one would of his/her own property. If gross negligence is found by the trier of fact (judge or jury), it can result in the award of punitive damages on top of general and special damages.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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