chain of causation

Definition of "chain of causation"
  1. The sequence of events leading from the root cause to its resulting outcomes, often used in assessing legal responsibility
How to use "chain of causation" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer had to illustrate the precise chain of causation to show the defendant's negligence.
  2. The chain of causation was broken when an unforeseen event intervened.
  3. In order to claim damages, the plaintiff must prove a clear chain of causation linking the defendant's actions and the harms suffered.

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