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causation

[kôsā′shən]
Etymology: L, causa
(in law) the existence of a reasonable connection between the misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance of the defendant and the injury or damage suffered by the plaintiff. In a lawsuit in which negligence is alleged, the harm suffered by the plaintiff must be proved to result directly from the negligence of the defendant; causation must be demonstrated.

causation

Cause & effect Law & medicine 1. In the context of disability evaluation, where a particular condition might be linked to the workplace; medical definition of causation requires valid scientific proof; legal definition requires either a probability of > 50% or that the event was more likely than not to be causative. See Pulmonary function test Malpractice The establishment of a cause-and-effect relationship between an allegedly negligent act and the purported injuries. See Malpractice, Negligence.

causation,

n the act or agency which produces an effect. See also acausal.

causation

the relation of cause to effect.

causation analysis
comparison of the rate of occurrence of the disease in animals which were exposed to the suspected agent to the occurrence rate in animals which were not so exposed.
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As Judge Reinhardt and others point out, a literal reading of the causation analysis in Hudson or Ankeny would seem to preclude exclusion whenever police engage in warrantless but warrantable searches--even though the whole point of the warrant requirement is to force the police actually to obtain a warrant, and not just to have valid grounds for obtaining one.
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the Crowe court's causation analysis came only as an alternative
least limited its causation analysis to the constitutional standing
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The testimony showed that injury causation analysis is not a recognized science that is taught as a separate academic discipline in institutions of higher learning.