que los demandados ****incurrieron en temeridad

English translation: the respondents (defendants) were reckless

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Spanish term or phrase:que los demandados ****incurrieron en temeridad
English translation:the respondents (defendants) were reckless
Entered by: Robert Copeland

02:38 Jul 29, 2007
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law: Contract(s) / Claim for being overcharged
Spanish term or phrase: que los demandados ****incurrieron en temeridad
Context:
Este cargo escondido constituye un incumplimiento de contrato lo cual required bajo la ley de (XXX country) que se le devuelva la de diferencia de XXXXXX por dia, mas el XX% de interes legal, si el Honorable Tribunal no determina *******que los demandados incurrieron en temeridad*******

I am understanding this to say that the Court has to repay XXX amount of money per day to the Claimant, plus XX % of interest, if the Honorable Court determines that the Defendant was reckless.......
My question is why does the NO appear before "determina que"-Because if the court determines that the Defendant was not reckless, then they would win the claim, and they wouldn't have to repay the Claimant any of this money in the first place?!?!?!?!?
Robert Copeland
United States
Local time: 01:19
the respondents (defendants) were reckless
Explanation:
Now, to answer your other question I would really have to see the entire CONTEXT, but...

I would venture that even though the court were to determine that the defendants were not reckless (they could have made a simple error), they may still owe the plaintiff money.

If determined to be reckless, they could be subject to further penalties.

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Henry Hinds
United States
Local time: 23:19
Grading comment
Thanks Henry!!!
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5 +7the respondents (defendants) were reckless
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the respondents (defendants) were reckless


Explanation:
Now, to answer your other question I would really have to see the entire CONTEXT, but...

I would venture that even though the court were to determine that the defendants were not reckless (they could have made a simple error), they may still owe the plaintiff money.

If determined to be reckless, they could be subject to further penalties.



Henry Hinds
United States
Local time: 23:19
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Grading comment
Thanks Henry!!!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Xenia Wong
12 mins
  -> Gracias, Xenia.

agree  Anne Smith Campbell
30 mins
  -> Gracias, Anne.

agree  Robert Forstag
54 mins
  -> Gracias, Robert.

agree  Alexander Holmes
55 mins
  -> Gracias, Stereo.

agree  Mónica Algazi
8 hrs
  -> Gracias, Mónica.

agree  Robin Levey: Yes - and NOT reckless may imply that they might be found guilty of something even worse - criminal damage, for example - in which case the penalties may be higher that those mentioned.
12 hrs
  -> Gracias, Mediamatrix.

agree  Michael Powers (PhD)
1 day 40 mins
  -> Gracias, Mike.
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