reckless disregard


reckless disregard
n.
Wanton or careless inattention to the safety of others or to consequences while conscious of risks, but without intent to cause harm.

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


reckless disregard
Grossly negligent without concern for injury to others.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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


reckless disregard
n. An act of proceeding to do something with a conscious awareness of danger, while ignoring any potential consequences of so doing. Reckless disregard, while not necessarily suggesting an intent to cause harm, is a harsher condition than ordinary negligence. Proving a defendant's "reckless disregard for the truth" is the standard for success of a plaintiff in a suit for libel.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

reckless disregard
n.
   gross negligence without concern for danger to others. Actually "reckless disregard" is redundant since reckless means there is a disregard for safety.
   See also: reckless

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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