due care

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Due care, also referred to as ordinary care and reasonable care, is the standard of care where a reasonable person would exercise in the same situation or under similar circumstances. This standard of care is used in a tort action to determine whether a person was negligent. Due care can also refer to due diligence in the context of corporate law.

See Meyers v. Moody, 693 F.2d 1196.

[Last updated in September of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team