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intervening cause


Definitions of intervening cause

  • something that happens between the first event in a sequence and the end result, and in so doing changes the natural course of events that might have connected a wrongful act to an injury or loss.

    "The intervening cause breaks the chain of causation between the defendant and claimant."

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