supervening cause
supervening cause see cause 1

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

supervening cause
n.
Something that happens between an action and an injury that changes the circumstances enough that it becomes the cause of the injury.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


supervening cause
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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  • supervening cause — A new effective cause which, operating independently of anything else, becomes proximate cause of accident. See also intervening cause superseding cause …   Black's law dictionary

  • supervening cause — See intervening cause …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • cause — 1 n 1: something that brings about an effect or result the negligent act which was the cause of the plaintiff s injury ◇ The cause of an injury must be proven in both tort and criminal cases. actual cause: cause in fact in this entry but–for… …   Law dictionary

  • supervening — Unforeseen, intervening, an additional event or cause. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. supervening Unforeseen, intervening, an additional event or cause …   Law dictionary

  • Cause — • Cause, as the correlative of effect, is understood as being that which in any way gives existence to, or contributes towards the existence of, any thing; which produces a result; to which the origin of any thing is to be ascribed Catholic… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • supervening negligence — To come within the doctrine of last clear chance or supervening negligence, four conditions must coexist, to wit: (1) the injured party has already come into a position of peril; (2) the injuring party then or thereafter becomes, or in the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • supervening negligence — See intervening cause; last clear chance …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • intervening cause — see cause 1 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. intervening cause n …   Law dictionary

  • superseding cause — see cause 1 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. superseding cause n …   Law dictionary

  • proximate cause — noun : a cause that directly or with no mediate agency produces an effect; specifically : a cause arising out of a wrongdoer s negligence or conduct deemed under the rules of law applicable to the case and under the extent of his duty sufficient… …   Useful english dictionary

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