Reckless Misconduct Law and Legal Definition

Reckless misconduct is an act intentionally done or failure to do an act in violation of duty, which may cause serious danger to others involved in it. A person is guilty of reckless misconduct when s/he does an act, or fails to do an act in violation of his/her duty with knowledge of serious danger as may be known by a reasonable man. Reckless conduct is stronger than mere negligence. It is a state of mind accompanying an act which pays no regard to its probably or possibly injurious consequences. It may also be a state of mind that persists in spite of such knowledge foreseeing the consequences. It is stronger than mere negligence.

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