A Criminal Act Severs The Chain Of Causation

Law360, New York (August 21, 2012, 1:08 PM EDT) -- Country music fans may recall the Garth Brooks' song "Longneck Bottle." That tune, from his CD "Sevens," reached No. 1 on the country charts in 1997. In it, the singer pleads for the longneck bottle to stay clear of his hand. Today's post might be subtitled, "longneck bottle stay clear of my face."

In Gann v. Anheuser-Busch Inc., No. 11-00017 (Tex. App. 7/26/12), a plaintiff asserted liability against the maker of a longneck glass beer bottle for injuries allegedly suffered when she was struck in the...
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