proximate cause


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proximate cause

The primary or moving cause of an injury.

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207) Third, the court noted that courts have a great deal of experience applying proximate cause standards.
A few courts have ruled that so long as an individual can show she satisfies [section] 2259's definition of a victim, (56) she need not make a proximate cause showing for losses appearing in subsections (A)-(E).
Standard guides for FLOs do discuss proximate cause, but only by reciting the regulatory definition and providing illustrative examples, which may not relate to the investigation at hand.
Second, and on a broader level, the expansion of proximate cause theory jurisprudence since its inception is a direct result of the outcomes of individual felony murder cases.
Defense issues pertaining to duty, breach and proximate cause are complex.
In assessing Cahill's activities, the court noted that his actions in shunning the safety ropes and choosing to climb 10 feet away from them may well fit the "recalcitrant worker" definition and be the sole proximate cause of the accident.
Noting that accidents can have more than one proximate cause, the court refused, despite the crashworthiness doctrine, to retreat from the "longstanding rule that a plaintiff's negligence is a complete bar to recovery if it contributes to his injuries.
How can a fact, phenomena, law, or proximate cause be right one day and wrong the next?
The first facet, a nexus between the conduct at issue and the occurrence sued upon, is established by showing proximate cause (2).
to get beyond the proximate cause and to the root causes.
S&W that the proximate cause of the injuries the plaintiff suffered was the criminal action of the person who shot her, and not the manufacturer of the firearm itself.
The panel said, "The proximate cause of the tragedy" was "gross negligence in the construction, development and implementation of the Cherry Hills (real estate) project" on the part of the company's executives.