. Although sufficiency and intrinsicness face objections and counterexamples of their own, they may supply the foundation of a metaphysically accurate picture of actual causation. See People v. Herbert, 228 Cal. Other entries in this encyclopedia dealwith the nature of causation as that relation is referr… The intrinsicness thesis can be stated formally as follows: Let S be a structure of events consisting of event E, together with all of its causes back to some earlier time t. Let S′ be a structure of events whose intrinsic character matches the intrinsic character of S and exists in a world with the same laws. Hall’s basic approach is to begin with a given structure S and to imagine the myriad ways in which its intrinsic characteristics might be changed to create a new structure S′. [Fumerton and Kress’s objection] is blocked.”). : if Jay drives negligently into Myrtle, thereby injuring her, then the mechanic who repaired Jay’s car earlier in the day is an actual cause of Myrtle’s injury, because Jay would not have had a car to drive but for the mechanic’s repairs. The revised definition can, however, be applied fruitfully to two garden-variety scenarios: one in which Daisy is absent and Jay drives negligently into Myrtle, and another in which Jay is absent and Daisy drives negligently into Myrtle.74×74. Factual Causation. With respect to the objection that sufficiency theories allow for temporally reversed causation, we may argue, as we did in the case of counterfactual accounts, that the problem of temporal direction is not unique to sufficiency theories, but is instead endemic to multiple causal accounts. . 556, 560 (1973). way, such that it becomes true that the injury would not have occurred but for the relevant tortfeasor’s action.27×27. at 287; see also Paul & Hall, supra note 43, at 131. of causation to tort law does deserve exploration. Legal Issues 65, 67 (1994) (“Judges comment from time to time on how difficult is the concept of legal or proximate causation in comparison to the straightforward concept variously referred to as ‘cause in fact’ or ‘scientific’ or ‘but for’ causation.”). When will an act of a third party break the chain of legal causation? See Hall, supra note 18, at 287. Academic year. Factual causation is established if ‘but for’ the breach the claimant would not have suffered the loss: Barnett v Chelsea & Kensington Hospital 1 QB 428. Specifically, in cases of overdetermination and preemption, the but-for conception denies causal status to actions that appear intuitively causal.22×22. See Wright, supra note 13, at 1791–98. When we assess whether a set of conditions is sufficient for a given result, it is important to note that we are assuming, in some sense, that those conditions are the only conditions that obtain. See Baker v Willoughby and Jobling v Associated Dairies. The event must be unforeseeable: Nichols v Marsland. See supra text accompanying notes 53–58. See Reeves v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis. (“[T]he careless actor will [not] always be held for all damages for which the forces that he risked were a cause in fact. 2174–75. As above, however, we can easily revise the scenarios such that the injuries in each are indistinguishable. They have also needed to determine the meaning of ‘loss’. Where the claimant has been negligently exposed to a dangerous substance by multiple employers, each is fully liable if they materially contributed to the risk:  Fairchild v Glenhaven Funeral Services [2002] 3 WLR 89. Some might quibble that there will inevitably be subtle differences between Myrtle’s injury in each scenario (maybe because the weights or speeds of the two cars would have been slightly different), but with a little imagination we can always revise the scenarios to eliminate these differences. Whereas the former condition holds prior events fixed, the latter stipulation allows prior events to vary, but denies that the variation is caused by the existence or absence of the future action. Daisy’s slowing down, in this version, is not a cause of Myrtle’s injury, even though the scenario is intrinsically identical to the one in which Daisy’s slowing down is a cause of Myrtle’s injury (the two scenarios are identical because they differ only in what would have happened had things been different). How we identify the relevant near miss will of course be contentious,34×34. Incorrect. 277, 277 (2005–2006) (“The NESS . The Note’s aims are thus metaphysical: to accurately describe the relation that obtains between actual causes and their effects. Incorrect. INTRODUCTION. Richard W. Wright, Causation: Metaphysics or Intuition?, in Legal, Moral, and Metaphysical Truths 171, 174 (Kimberly Kessler Ferzan & Stephen J. Morse eds., 2016) (“[I]f the relevant law has directionality . . The first objection — that counterfactual theories allow for temporally reversed causation40×40. such a project is too ambitious to achieve within the confines of this Note. Additionally, the intervening factor that breaks the chain of causation must be unforeseeable to the defendant at the time of his action. was a cause of an injury if and only if, but for the act, the injury would not have occurred. Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm § 27 reporters’ note cmt. But this acceptance of small miracles is a fairly large metaphysical concession, and taken together with the issues of overdetermination and preemption discussed above, it casts serious doubt on theories of but-for causation. This section will argue that sufficiency accounts may be able to incorporate intrinsicness — along with Hall’s revised conception of sufficiency — in order to avoid according causal status to preempted and unrelated events. The problem with this solution is that it appears to violate the laws of nature.44×44. In particular, by appealing to philosopher Ned Hall’s “[i]ntrinsicness thesis,”48×48. Furthermore, SJ will match the intrinsic structure of the relationship between Jay’s driving and Myrtle’s injury in both the overdetermination and the preemption cases, while SD will match the intrinsic structure of the relationship between Daisy’s driving and Myrtle’s injury only in the overdetermination case. 1985); Robert E. Keeton, Legal Cause in the Law of Torts (1963); Michael S. Moore, Causation and Responsibility (2009); Guido Calabresi, Concerning Cause and the Law of Torts: An Essay for Harry Kalven, Jr., 43 U. Chi. . . See Ned Hall, The Intrinsic Character of Causation, in 1 Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 255 (Dean W. Zimmerman ed., 2004). Dobbs et al., supra note 1, § 49 (emphasis added); see also Restatement (Second) of Torts § 158 (“One is subject to liability to another for trespass . 2005) (“[T]he fact that . A subsequent act or event will not break causation if it is the kind of thing the defendant’s duty was designed to protect against. Tort Essay Causation Law. 2d 514 (1964). f (Am. . FACTUAL CAUSATION Jane Stapleton* The doctrinal parameters of the tort of negligence are remarkably open-textured which is why it has typically been in negligence cases that foundational formulations of factual causation have been made. Incorrect. See supra p. 2176. at 1–2 — as if it were an overdetermination case. L. Rev. . Let E′ be the event in S′ that corresponds to E in S. Let C be some event in S distinct from E, and let C′ be the event in S′ that corresponds to C. Then C′ is a cause of E′.64×64. See Moore, supra note 4, at 475 (“A common objection to . See id. To illustrate, we can look to the state of the world moments before Daisy slows down: at that time, Daisy’s driving appears to be a necessary part of a larger set of conditions — again including Myrtle’s position and velocity, the state of the roads, and other factors — that is sufficient for Myrtle’s injury.57×57. test of causation, popularized by Professor Richard Wright, is emerging as the new supplement to the but-for test for the twenty-first century.” (footnote omitted)). Both fail to see Myrtle, however, and they simultaneously hit her, breaking her leg. For an illustration that has become unfortunately topical, see Maudlin, supra note 44, at 27 (“If the Earth had exploded in 1987, Ivana would not have found out about Marla. Factual Causation 1. On the usual counterfactual theory of causation . .”). See generally Hall, supra note 18. Legal Causation In this section, we will look at cause-in-fact and legal causation and how they are both traditionally understood.Legal causation involves the use of legal principles to attribute responsibility to the factual causes of an injury and it is particularly helpful in resolving more complex types of cases. Bull. It is irrelevant that Jay later renders this set of conditions insufficient through preemption; what matters is that the set of conditions to which Daisy is necessary is itself sufficient when viewed in isolation at the time in question.58×58. In such a hypothetical, Maudlin suggests, it cannot be the case that a uranium-filled bomb was loaded onto the Enola Gay, even though a titanium-filled bomb was ultimately dropped. Legal causation is established if there are no subsequent acts which break the chain of causation. See generally J.L. Wright, supra note 13, at 1774; see also Richard W. Wright, Causation, Responsibility, Risk, Probability, Naked Statistics, and Proof: Pruning the Bramble Bush by Clarifying the Concepts, 73 Iowa L. Rev. The act must be very unreasonable: Sayers v Harlow Urban District Council. . 433 (2008); Wright, supra note 13. but the rest of the legal profession, to the extent it thinks about these corner cases at all, seems to view them as exceptions to an otherwise accurate rule.16×16. One challenge becomes clear when we analyze the causal status of Daisy in the overdetermination and preemption cases above. See Jonathan Schaffer, The Metaphysics of Causation, in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Edward N. Zalta ed., 2016), https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2016/entries/causation-metaphysics/ [https://perma.cc/4UCU-HJ4K] (“An adequate account of the causal relation should reveal . From E we can work backward to the earlier time t at which C occurs, adding to S all prior events that are causes of E. (On the sufficiency account, these include events like Nick being at various points on his morning trajectory, the existence of a certain amount of coffee grounds in the kitchen, and other factors.) See infra pp. at 517. A genuine example of overdetermination appears in Kingston v. Chicago & Northwestern Railway Co., 211 N.W. This outcome is a point of pride for the sufficiency theorist, as the counterfactual account of causation treats neither Jay nor Daisy as an actual cause of Myrtle’s injury.55×55. See Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm § 27 cmt. However, within the group of three, there are three sets of two people, each of which is sufficient for the car’s destruction. 245 (1965). For claims in the tort of negligence, the claimant must show that the defendant caused them a loss. See supra note 58. . Seemingly the central interests that justify having an entry oncausation in the law in a philosophy encyclopedia are: to understandjust what is the law’s concept of causation, if it has one; tosee how that concept compares to the concept of causation is use inscience and in everyday life; and to examine what reason(s) there arejustifying or explaining whatever differences there may be between thetwo concepts of causation. The imposition of a non-backtracking condition is analytically distinct from the stipulation that causes precede their effects. See Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm § 26 cmt. In the legal literature, the sufficiency approach has been championed by Professor Richard Wright, who has reframed the analysis slightly in his “‘NESS’ (Necessary Element of a Sufficient Set) test,” according to which a cause is “a necessary element of a set of antecedent actual conditions that was sufficient for the occurrence of” a result.51×51. On other occasions, causation is the only requirement for legal liability (other than the fact that the outcome is proscribed). at 255. Once causal structures are properly identified in garden-variety cases, the sufficiency theorist can then invoke intrinsicness to accord causal status to relationships within more complex causal structures, so long as those relationships match the intrinsic structure of the aforementioned garden-variety cases.72×72. Starting with the coffee example, we can build a structure S (also called a “blueprint”65×65. Id. . L.A. Paul & Ned Hall, Causation: A User’s Guide 17 (2013). Beginning with the criticism that counterfactual analyses accord causal status to noncausal relationships,87×87. .”). . When we discuss what would have happened but for Jay’s negligent driving, for example, we are not talking about all the possible scenarios in which Jay did not drive negligently into Myrtle: we are not talking about the scenarios in which Jay never bought a car or in which he was never born.32×32. Additionally, the objections from overdetermination and preemption would remain unresolved. determined . The list goes on. . It follows that Jay’s driving is a cause of Myrtle’s injury in the preemption case, while Daisy’s driving is not. Although promising, Hall’s strategy raises several questions. ), Westlaw (database updated June 2016) (emphasis added); see also Restatement (Second) of Torts § 13 (Am. but because S is a contained, abstract causal structure spanning from C to E. Furthermore, once we have decided that Jay’s negligent driving should not be counted as a cause of Nick’s making coffee in this abstract structure S, it will follow that, in any other structure S′ whose intrinsic character matches that of S, Jay’s negligent driving (C′) should not be counted as a cause of Nick’s making coffee (E′). if he intentionally . 2166–67. The problem with this view is that it ignores the full import of the corner cases just described. Phil. ), then Jay’s negligent driving is a cause of Myrtle’s injury. What must the claimant show to establish that negligently inflicted harm is sufficiently non-remote? Hall sketches a framework for solving this problem,82×82. “[I]ntrinsic,” in turn, is taken “to mean something like ‘internal’ or ‘metaphysically independent’; intuitively, the way something is intrinsically is the way it is independent of how anything else is.”63×63. The theory that causation consists in one event’s (or set of events’) sufficiency in bringing about the occurrence of another is often associated with the philosopher J.L. if the actor’s conduct is necessary to at least one causal set.”); David A. Fischer, Insufficient Causes, 94 Ky. L.J. If the claimant suffers a greater degree of loss than normal because of a special condition, for what losses can they recover? It is not normally possible to argue that the claimant should be able to recover for the loss of a chance if they cannot establish ‘but for’ causation: Gregg v Scott [2005] 2 WLR 268. We might imagine, for example, that Daisy slows down after seeing Jay enter the intersection where Jay injures Myrtle. Wright rejects the argument that sufficiency theories (or at least the NESS test) improperly accord causal status to preempted events. . Cf. The claimant only needs to show that physical harm was foreseeable: Malcolm v Broadhurst. at 401 (“[O]n the counterfactual theory, c causing f means that c was necessary to f. Suppose that c causing e on a given occasion means not only that c was necessary to e but also that, given the laws and circumstances other than c, c could not have failed to cause e. That means that c, together with the other circumstances, was sufficient for e. This means that e was necessary for c. Yet, that means that e was also necessary for f — if e had not occurred, then c would not have occurred, and if c had not occurred, then f would not have occurred. Module. at 288. judges . Id. Assume also that Jay forgot to make coffee the morning he drove negligently into Myrtle. Incorrect. Id. ) This caused the fire to spread to a second boat. The egg-shell skull rule means that it does not matter that the claimant suffers particularly extreme harm or only suffers any harm because of a special, unknown condition: Smith v Leech Brain. See, e.g., Arno C. Becht & Frank W. Miller, The Test of Factual Causation in Negligence and Strict Liability Cases 16–18 (1961). To establish negligence, the claimant must show that the defendant caused the loss they are seeking to recover. 941, 941 (1935) (“Causation in fact as the term is used in law is very inclusive. Logic 418, 420 (1973) (“If we cannot have an antecedent-world [that is, a world in which a counterfactual antecedent is true] that is otherwise just like our world, what can we have? To explore these objections, it is helpful to begin by clarifying what we mean when we say that a given victim’s injury would not have occurred but for a given tortfeasor’s action. As might be expected, inquiries into the nature of proximate causation are difficult, in part because of the thorny moral issues they raise and the byzantine exercises in line drawing they require.9×9. Unlike in the original scenario, however, we may suppose further that Daisy would not have hit Myrtle if she had maintained her speed. While an independent justification of causal direction will thus be required by theories of causation generally,42×42. Fumerton & Kress, supra note 15, at 101–02. See Hall, supra note 50, at 262–63. Factual Causation Monday 12 November 2018 7 53 PM Causation Claimant must show a causal link between D s act or omission and the loss or damage suffered Although a discussion of “possible world” semantics is well outside the scope of this Note,30×30. Part I briefly states the case against but-for causation, suggesting not only that the counterfactual conception fails to account for corner cases like those described above, but also that it may face deeper analytical problems. Incorrect. 1735, 1775 (1985). Paul & Hall, supra note 43, at 129–30. One notable candidate from the contemporary philosophical literature is Hall’s thesis of intrinsicness.61×61. . 2005). The application of the intrinsicness thesis gets a bit trickier when we move to preemption, since we have already seen that sufficiency accounts like Wright’s NESS test appear correctly to count Jay as an actual cause of Myrtle’s injury while incorrectly counting Daisy as one too.68×68. . at 244. The claimant must show the type of harm was reasonably foreseeable: Wagon Mound (no 1). But it would surely be a mistake to claim that the shadow causes the flagpole to be ten feet tall.”59×59. As Hall readily concedes, a match cannot mean a perfect match, because there always will be at least minor physical differences between different structures situated in different contexts.79×79. At the same time, a match cannot be defined with respect to some set of irreducibly causal terms, such that we say simply that the relationship between Jay’s driving and Myrtle’s injury in the preemption case possesses the same causal characteristics as SJ, while the relationship between Daisy’s driving and Myrtle’s injury in the preemption case does not possess the same causal characteristics as SD.81×81. Unfortunately, the initial promise just discussed vanishes once we note that there is a fundamental inconsistency between the intrinsicness thesis and counterfactual accounts of causation.93×93. 1977) (“One who fraudulently makes a misrepresentation of fact, opinion, intention or law for the purpose of inducing another to act or to refrain from action in reliance upon it, is subject to liability to the other in deceit for pecuniary loss caused to him by his justifiable reliance upon the misrepresentation.”). he acts intending to cause a harmful or offensive contact with the person of the other or a third person . Part III concludes. For example, in Crown River Cruises Ltd v Kimbolton Fireworks Ltd [1996] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 533, the defendant caused a fire on a boat, which the local fire brigade negligently failed to put out. Mackie, Causes and Conditions, 2 Am. Hall, supra note 18, at 277. in cases of preemption and overdetermination (since those cases involve multiple sufficient sets for a given result).71×71. Again, however, we may trace it part of the way.”). Hall, supra note 50, at 241. See Richard W. Wright, The NESS Account of Natural Causation: A Response to Criticisms, in Perspectives on Causation 285, 285 & n.1 (Richard Goldberg ed., 2011) [hereinafter Wright, The NESS Account]; see also Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm § 27 cmt. . at 22. If Daisy would have entered the intersection in Jay’s absence and inflicted the same injury instead, then Jay’s negligence is not a but-for cause of Myrtle’s injury (again, because Daisy still would have injured Myrtle but for Jay’s negligence).25×25. It is also worth noting that such cases do in fact arise. The most widely used test of actual causation in tort adjudication is the but-for test, which states that an act (omission, condition, etc.) When we ask, for example, what would have happened had Jay not driven negligently, we hold fixed the fact that he forgot to make coffee that morning. . When will an act of the claimant break the chain of legal causation? See Hall, supra note 50, at 259–60. We might imagine, for example, that in the scenario in which Jay would have noticed Daisy, it is because a bystander, upon seeing Daisy enter the intersection, would have called out to him; given that Daisy actually slowed down, however, the bystander remained silent.94×94. This area of law has recently undergone an Factual causation: multiple causes If there are several possible alternative causes then a claimant must show that his harm was caused by the defendant's breach, as in Wilsher v Essex Area Health Authority. Hall, supra note 18, at 276; see also Paul & Hall, supra note 43, at 129–30. 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