negligence, willful, wanton, or reckless

negligence, willful, wanton, or reckless
n.
Negligence done with complete disregard to the risks and with conscious indifference to the consequences. See also comparative negligence

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

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