Lata Culpa Aequiparatur Dolo Law and Legal Definition

Lata culpa aequiparatur dolo means gross negligence is equal to fraud and intentional tort. Gross negligence is serious carelessness. The standard of ordinary negligence is the conduct one expects from a reasonable man. A concealed fault is also equal to a deceit. The maxim is applied for fixing civil liability. Persons are obliged under a contract to act according to the terms of the contract. Carelessness in their act will amount to lata culpa aequiparatur dolo. In case of trust, a trust is created for the benefit of the beneficiaries. Third party beneficiaries are entitled to sue for damages caused due to the carelessness on the part of the trustees.