Causal Connection

Causal Connection

 

in law, a connection between the behavior and actions (or inaction) of a person and the consequences of such behavior or actions. In Soviet criminal law, the question of a causal connection arises when a person is charged with responsibility for an offense, and harmful consequences resulting from such an offense are considered by law to be elements of the crime. For example, art. 211 of the RSFSR Criminal Code provides for criminal responsibility for violations of traffic regulations and regulations concerning utilization of motor transport or urban electrical transport if the violation results in death, severe bodily injury, or substantial material loss. The absence of a causal connection between the illegal action (or inaction) and harmful results excludes the possibility of criminal responsibility. The fact that a causal connection is established is not sufficient to decide the question of criminal responsibility, since the accused can be held responsible for the harmful consequences of his behavior only if those consequences were caused deliberately or through negligence.

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It would be consistent with what we know about the impact of stress associated with chronic financial hardship and loss of the sense of personal agency, to see a causal connection here.
The timeline of events in this case undoubtedly reveals a causal connection between the two investigations, but the alleged bribery conduct and the alleged obstruction conduct do not share a 'common scheme or plan,'" Bennett wrote.
The study does not establish a causal connection between marijuana use and sexual activity, Eisenberg noted.
There is no causal connection between cannabis consumption and frequency of sex that the study makes, which is to say, it does not say that the former leads to the latter, but it does hint at such a connection existing.
Direct proximate causal connection is not required, but there must be some causal relation or connection.
There is no causal connection between the fire on one hand and accused Lagan's alleged failure to impose sanctions and accused Oculam's inaccurate inspection reports on the other,' they said.
Leigh Day argued that there was no sufficient causal connection between the loss and the matters complained of and the loss was too remote to be recoverable.
Washington case law has established, though, that some causal connection must exist between the use of an automobile and the resulting injury.
I am not saying there is some sort of causal connection between not speaking English and becoming an extremist, of course not," he said, "But if you are not able to speak English, not able to integrate, you may find therefore you have challenges understanding what your identity is and therefore you could be more susceptible to the extremist message.
In making this conclusion, despite the inherent uncertainties of interpreting observational studies, the authors describe a number of lines of evidence that support the likelihood of a causal connection.
congressional summit on public health, said that a review of more than 1,000 scientific studies points "overwhelmingly to a causal connection between media violence and aggressive behavior in some children.
And yet other courts get more definite and hold that what is important in defining the phrase "arising out of" is finding a causal connection between the injury or damage and the actions of the insured.