chain of causation

: the causal connection between an original cause and its subsequent effects especially 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

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“Chain of causation.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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