"Proximate cause" is not a concept susceptible of easy definition, but the author maintains that recognition of the underlying reason for the proximate cause requirement in negligence cases will lead to its rational application. The inherent impropriety of permitting liability to become wholly disproportionate to culpability rests at the base of the proximate cause requirement. The author examines and critiques the classic cases on proximate cause from this policy perspective.
David E. Seidelson,
Some Reflections on Proximate Cause,
Duq. L. Rev.
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