Dixon V. Ford: The Best Causation Opinion Of 2012

Law360, New York (July 24, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT) -- In fact, it may well be the best causation opinion of the last half century — and we're willing to bet it will be one of the most important causation opinions going forward. Dixon v. Ford Motor Co. nails substantial factor causation and in the process proves that there are still plenty of judges willing to think deeply about causal inference, about uncertainty and about the limits of liability in a world of inevitable risk.

Ultimately, the court held that risk is the measure of legal...
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