but-for test

Definition of "but-for test"
  1. A method to establish if a person's action was the direct cause of an event by considering if the event would have happened without that action
How to use "but-for test" in a sentence
  1. In the lawsuit, the but-for test was used to prove his negligence caused the accident.
  2. The but-for test helped establish liability in the damage case.
  3. To determine the impact of the company's actions, the but-for test was applied.

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