• Que.

    novus actus interveniens


    Novus actus interveniens is a legal term referring to a new intervening act that breaks the chain of causation in a legal case. Essentially, it's an unforeseen event that alters the course of events, affecting liability or responsibility. For example, if someone injures another person, but then that person receives negligent medical care which worsens the injury, the negligent medical care could be considered a novus actus interveniens. In legal proceedings, it can be complex to determine whether such intervening acts relieve someone of liability or not. Courts evaluate factors like foreseeability and directness of the intervening act's impact on the original harm.

    May 04 2024

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