Perspective on Causation

22 May

Legal.com

by: Dave Alden

But-for test; Proximate Cause; Duty; Foreseeable Plaintiff; Superseding Cause

While no one would suggest that the on-field injury that sidelined an NFL athlete led to his death two weeks later, the tragic series of events that befell Sean Taylor illustrates the seemingly simple concept of causation, and how this concept evolved into an important and often controversial doctrine in the world of tort law.