FOR PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL HARM [section] 26 (2010); RESTATEMENT (FIRST) OF TORTS [section] 430 (1934) (indicating that to establish legal cause
the plaintiff must be in the class of persons to which the defendant's actions create a risk of causing harm); id.
When deciding the cause of death, the law will not merely conclude that the relevant cause is lack of oxygen to the brain; rather, determining the legal cause
of death involves looking beyond the immediate, scientific cause to the surrounding circumstances, to factors such as dangerous driving, assault, and so on.
Sex workers wanted to create an organization that would empower them and advance their political and legal cause
the duty to defend "is not measured by the technical legal cause
of action pleaded in the underlying third-party complaint, but rather by the potential for liability under the policy's coverage as revealed by the facts alleged in the complaint or otherwise known to the insurer.
The appeals court affirmed, holding that the county's actions were not the legal cause
of the detainee's injuries and the county was not liable for false imprisonment under state law.
Under civil law we have advised our clients that no legal cause
of act ion is discernible and accordingly no claim for compensation arises against anyone other than the perpetrator himself.
The first lost legal cause
was Clinton's argument that he should not be dragged into court by Paula Jones while president.
Former New York prisons commissioner Coughlin agrees that the Justice Department too often acts without legal cause
All Americans must remain free to discuss and support any legal cause
, regardless of its popularity.
Supreme Court's test for determining whether a legal cause
of action is "tor-like," rendering the damages awarded under it excludable.
Simply because the plaintiffs were Hispanic, he wrote in his December decision, they had been "repeatedly stopped, frisked, searched, questioned, detained, and arrested without legal cause
," as well as subjected to degrading verbal and physical abuse.
The negligent (or intentional) act must be not only the actual cause of injury, but the legal cause
(which deals with the question of foreseeability of injuries to the plaintiff, and whether or not the law should contemplate defendant liability under the circumstances).