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3.1-3  Proximate Cause - Definition

Revised to January 1, 2008

Negligence is a proximate cause of an injury if it was a substantial factor in bringing the injury about.

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Winn v. Posades, 281 Conn. 50, 56 (2007); see also Pilon v. Alderman, 112 Conn. 300, 301-302 (1930) ("The meaning of the term ‘substantial factor' is so clear as to need no expository definition . . . .  Indeed, it is doubtful if the expression is susceptible of definition more understandable than the simple and familiar words it employs."); Phelps v. Lankes, 74 Conn. App. 597, 606-607 (2003) (same).

 

 


 

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