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Causation

"BUT FOR" TEST

Were the concequences not to remote from D's breach of duty?

Barnett

  • C's husband was sent home untreated from hospital after suffering arsenic poisoning and died a few hours later.
  • D was not liable, as he would have died even if he was treated as it had already entered his bloodstream.

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WAS DAMAGE FORESEEABLE?

C has to prove not only that the damage was not too remote but also that the type of harm was foreseeable.

Wagon Mound No. 1

  • D leaked oil from his ship into the

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