Negligence under Greek Civil law
Simple negligence, in contract or tort, defines the liability of a person whose actions or omissions gave rise to damage, when he did not show the necessary degree of care required in transactions, as a reasonable man would show in the course of his professional activity.
Gross negligence is when the deviation from the expected behavior of the average reasonable man is important, unusual and especially grave, and indicates a complete lack of interest of the person at fault for the unlawful consequences that his actions or omissions will incur to third parties.
The definition of gross negligence is legally vague, it is derived from the combined articles 297, 298, 300, 330 and 914 of the Greek Civil Code, and is subject to the interpretation of the courts.
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