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Proximate Cause I

Proximate Cause I

Begin exploring the concept of proximate cause, which limits tort liability to those harms that were reasonably foreseeable in light of the defendant’s negligent conduct.

Transcript

Now, let's talk about perhaps the most formidable doctrine in negligence: proximate cause. Proximate cause is one of those areas in which there is vast room for disagreement.  Here and in the next video, we are only trying to give very general rules.  The reality is that courts have been known to reach results directly at variance, seemingly, with the rules stated here, but these are rules that are adopted by most lawyers and judges, most of the time.

The Restatement sets forth the...

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