chain of causation
chain of causation: the causal connection between an original cause and its subsequent effects esp. as a basis for criminal or civil liability
intervening acts of third parties will not break the chain of causationBrownell v. Figel, 950 F.2d 1285 (1991) see also nexus

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

chain of causation
A series of events, each of which was caused by the immediately previous event.
See also causation.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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