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Exploring Causation in Legal Malpractice: Actual Cause

By Robert Ross |

The primary test for causation in a legal malpractice/professional negligence case is known as the “but for” test. Under the “but for” test, the plaintiff must prove, with admissible evidence, that the lawyer’s breach of a legally recognized duty (owed to the plaintiff) was the actual cause of the plaintiff’s legally recognized damages.  In… Read More »

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