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Legally responsible.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
liable (adjective)
a) obligated according to law or equity - responsible
b) subject to appropriation or attachment
a) being in a position to incur - used with to liable to a fine
b) exposed or subject to some usually adverse contingency or action - watch out or you're liable to fall
Liable (Wikipedia)

In law, liable means "responsible or answerable in law; legally obligated". Legal liability concerns both civil law and criminal law and can arise from various areas of law, such as contracts, torts, taxes, or fines given by government agencies. The claimant is the one who seeks to establish, or prove, liability.

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