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Causation in the Law$
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H. L. A. Hart and Tony Honoré

Print publication date: 1985

Print ISBN-13: 9780198254744

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254744.001.0001

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The Law of Tort: Inducing Wrongful Acts, Occasioning Harm

The Law of Tort: Inducing Wrongful Acts, Occasioning Harm

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(p.186) VII The Law of Tort: Inducing Wrongful Acts, Occasioning Harm
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Causation in the Law
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H. L. A. Hart

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254744.003.0009

This chapter first studies the place in the law of tort, of such notions as ‘inducing’, ‘enticing’, and ‘intimidating’ and the dividing lines drawn by courts between these and merely ‘advising’ or ‘facilitating’ another's action. Second, it considers a segment of the law of negligence and certain types of breach of statutory duty where liability is based on the fact that the party in default has provided an opportunity or occasion for other persons to do harm or for natural phenomena of an extraordinary or coincidental character to cause it.

Keywords:   tort law, wrongful acts, occasioning harm, negligence, inducing, intimidating, enticing

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