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Synonyms for law

Synonyms for law

a principle governing affairs within or among political units

the formal product of a legislative or judicial body

a broad and basic rule or truth

to institute or subject to legal proceedings

Synonyms for law

the collection of rules imposed by authority

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a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society

a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature

the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do

the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system

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Some legal scholars have advocated federal protection of full apologies in all civil cases, (208) while other legal scholars oppose apology laws, arguing that protecting an apology from use at trial robs the apology of its weight and effectiveness.
The Impact of Apology Laws on Medical Malpractice (Feb.
Apology laws are perhaps a response to perceived, rather than real, risks of liability.
Critics have claimed, however, that apology laws have been unsuccessful in overcoming other barriers that discourage physicians from disclosure of errors.
Improved patient safety is not the sole justification for apology laws, however.
Apology laws are just one component of a broader regulatory and institutional effort to pierce the traditional veil of silence about medical errors.
Not only does this legislation allow businesses to express empathy for those impacted by a situation, but there is growing evidence that apology laws reduce the number of lawsuits and the time required to settle them.
Whether apology laws actually reduce litigation is unclear, Dr.
Most apology laws say these [sympathetic] statements cannot be used against you in court, but they don't prevent a lawsuit from happening," Dr.