• (adj): Unlawfully violating the rights of others.
    Example: "Wrongful death"; "a wrongful diversion of trust income"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on wrongful:

Harriton V Stephens - Reaction To Judgment - Academic Reaction
... Margaret Fordham, a legal academic, wrote after the judgment that for wrongful life claims to gain acceptance, "the courts would have to undergo a complete ... Brenda McGivern referred to the judgment as an emphatic rejection of claims for wrongful life and compared the judgment to similar rejections of wrongful life claims by ...
Barriers To Wrongful Trading Actions
... It was thought prior to 1997 that the amount paid by a director following a wrongful trading claim was simply paid to the liquidator and it became ... that any amounts paid to company (hence the bank under its mortgage security) via a wrongful trading claim, simply reduced the director’s liability under their personal guarantees ... This changed with the Court of Appeal’s decision in 1998 that a claim for wrongful (or fraudulent) trading, is different from a normal 'asset' of the company ...
Small Business Opportunity Center - Bluhm Legal Clinic - Center On Wrongful Convictions
... The Center on Wrongful Convictions is dedicated to identifying and rectifying wrongful convictions and other serious miscarriages of justice ... cooperating outside attorneys, and Bluhm Legal Clinic students investigate possible wrongful convictions and represent imprisoned clients with claims of ... to raise public awareness of the prevalence, causes, and social costs of wrongful convictions and promote reform of the criminal justice system ...
Wrongful Execution
... Wrongful execution is a miscarriage of justice occurring when an innocent person is put to death by capital punishment, the "death penalty." Cases of wrongful ...
Tort Law In Australia - Wrongful Life
... A Wrongful life claim is one in which a child plaintiff brings an action against a doctor who negligently diagnosed the plaintiff's mother ... In May 2006, the majority of the High Court of Australia rejected wrongful life, refusing to accept that life can be considered a compensable harm ... Parents are able to pursue 'wrongful birth' claims if the child (disabled or not) is the outcome of a negligently performed sterilisation procedure ...

More definitions of "wrongful":

  • (adj): Not just or fair.
    Example: "A wrongful act"; "a wrongful charge"
  • (adj): Having no legally established claim.
    Example: "The wrongful heir to the throne"
    Synonyms: unlawful