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proximate cause

The primary or moving cause of an injury.

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The majority viewpoint recognizes that enhanced injury cases can involve several proximate causes and that the best way to address this is through the universal application of comparative fault.
Comparative fault systems in place in many states broadly define the term fault and envision a scheme in which the fact finder is able to hear evidence regarding all potential proximate causes of injury and apportion responsibility accordingly.
case that distinguished the application of proximate cause analysis in
The first holds that the crashworthiness doctrine must be viewed through the prism of traditional tort principles--such as proximate cause and the doctrine of subsequent tortfeasors--and that these principles mandate the application of comparative fault.
That's because the facts, phenomena, laws and proximate causes that Newton discovered don't change.
From this developed four proximate causes of today's inequities.
The first section of the paper examines seven suggested proximate causes for the poor performance of U.
Most importantly, companies will need to look beyond proximate causes and use appropriate incident investigation techniques to provide enough information to uncover root causes.
I wouldn't withdraw a word of it, for Orangemen have been remote and sometimes proximate causes of division and hate over the years, raising the question whether the one who pulls the trigger is always the most guilty.
These are the deeper causes of growth, the factors that affect the proximate causes themselves.
88) Social host liability fails to follow this standard, imposing instead a legal duty onto the host and failing to consider alternative proximate causes.