liable liable  /ˈlaɪ ə bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant
  2. (adj) subject to legal action
  3. (adj) (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with
  4. (adj) held legally responsible

Usage(s):

  1. Mario Tama Getty But while the report hammers the SEC for repeated instances of incompetence, it stops well short of declaring the SEC liable.
  2. The FTC means to hold endorsers liable for false pitches If advertising had existed two millenniums ago, Caesar would surely have endorsed chariots, Cleopatra barges and.
  3. Thus, a 'Good Samaritan' who attempts to help someone might be liable if he or she does not exercise due care and ends up causing harm.

News

  1. High schools liable for injuries

    A high school can be held liable for the sexual assault of a special education student that occurred off-campus and after the school day ended, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Des Moines Register

  2. School district liable for sexual assault, state supreme court rules (Updated)

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A high school can be held liable for the sexual assault of a special education student that occurred off-campus and after the school day ended, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Des Moines Register

  3. DOJ: United Technologies Liable for Over $473 Million in Damages in Disputed Air Force Contract

    DOJ: United Technologies Liable for Over $473 Million in Damages in Disputed Air Force Contract
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

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