reckless disregard

reckless disregard
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
   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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