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Fall 1992


This article analyzes the difficulties involved in attributing cause in fact in omission cases, and suggests possible resolutions. Part II discusses the basic concept of causation, and the distinction between acts and omissions. Part III discusses the particular problems that arise in applying causation principles in omission cases. Part IV then analyzes these problems from both corrective justice and economic analysis perspectives. Finally, the article suggests an approach for solving these complex issues.



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