• (adj): Subject to legal action.
    Example: "Liable to criminal charges"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on liable:

American Society Of Mechanical Engineers V. Hydrolevel Corp.
... States Supreme Court case where a non-profit association, for the first time, was held liable for treble damages under the Sherman Antitrust Act due to antitrust violations ... Supreme Court held an association liable when its agents appeared to be acting under the authority of the association ... The court determined that a non-profit association is liable when it fails to prevent antitrust violation through the misuse of the association’s reputation by its agents (including lower level staff and ...
Claude Grunitzky - Legal Issues
... finding Grunitzky liable for damages of $127,796.69 and TMM Group liable for $1,051,504.41 ... owed, that TMM Group failed to vacate the rented property and that Gruznitzky was personally liable as a "Good Guy" guarantor of TMM Group ...
Compensation Act 2006 - Damages
... exposed the claimant to asbestos and risk of pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma, all were liable for his injury, even though the claimant could not prove which individual party ... to the risk were severally but not jointly liable ... This meant that a single defendant could only be held liable for a fraction of any damages proportional to the exposure for which they were responsible and that a claimant could ...
Joint And Several Liability
... Where two or more persons are liable in respect of the same liability, in most common law legal systems they may either be jointly liable, or severally ...
The Charitable Corporation V Sutton - Judgment
... are agents of the people who grant them power to manage the corporation's affairs they are liable for any negligent acts or omissions ... the five who were engaged in taking money were liable to make good all losses, and that the remaining forty-five were liable to make up any shortfall ... Squire, who were the five that were engaged in that confederacy, are certainly liable to make good the losses which the corporation have sustained in the first ...

More definitions of "liable":

  • (adj): Held legally responsible.
    Example: "Men between the ages of 18 and 35 were liable for military service"
  • (adj): At risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant.
    Example: "She is liable to forget"
    Synonyms: apt

Famous quotes containing the word liable:

    they are brown and soft,
    And liable to melt as snow.
    Hart Crane (1899–1932)

    Those who wander in the world avowedly and purposely in pursuit of happiness, who view every scene of present joy with an eye to what may succeed, certainly are more liable to disappointment, misfortune and unhappiness, than those who give up their fate to chance and take the goods and evils of fortune as they come, without making happiness their study, or misery their foresight.
    Frances Burney (1752–1840)

    Each is liable to panic, which is exactly, the terror of ignorance surrendered to the imagination. Knowledge is the encourager, knowledge that takes fear out of the heart, knowledge and use, which is knowledge in practice. They can conquer who believe they can. It is he who has done the deed once who does not shrink from attempting again.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)