Novus Actus Interveniens

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'Newly intervening act'. A novus actus is something which 'breaks the chain of causation', and detaches the defendant's culpable act from the victim's loss or injury. For a discussion of this principle in criminal law, see causation in criminal liability; in tort see Causation in tort

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