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9 Sellars v Adelaide Petroleum NL (1994) 179 CLR 332. [39] Gould v Vaggelas [1985] HCA 75; (1985) 157 CLR 215, 251. [19], (iii)  Where there are two or more acts or events each of which would be sufficient to bring about the plaintiff's injury. Novus Actus Interveniens Adelaide Chemical & Fertilizer Co v Carlyle (1940) 64 CLR 514 March v Stramare (1991) 171 CLR 506 Bennett v Minister of Community Welfare (1992) 176 CLR 408 Lamb v London Borough of Camden [1981] QB 625 Lamb v London Borough of Camden [1981]2 All ER 408 Haber v Walker (1963) VR 339 Medlin v State Government Insurance Commission (1995) 182 CLR 1 Haynes v … PTY. Baker v Willoughby [1970] AC 476, Adelaide Chemical & Fertilizer Co v Carlyle, Matthews v Chicory Marketing Board (Victoria) (1938) 60 CLR 263, Story v Advance Bank of Australia (1993) 31 NSWLR 722, Medlin v State Government Insurance Commission. Otherwise, Douglas suggests, the focus would shift from the intentional nature of the conduct, however honest and reasonable, to questions of blameworthiness. , the reasons why the common sense test was adopted in, (ii)  Where a superseding cause, sometimes described as a, Professors Hart and Honoré also argued that, There is a simple and clear answer for why Mason CJ's points (i) and (ii) do not present problems for the 'but for' test. The focus of the enquiry was on whether the employers should all be liable for the full loss caused by the mesothelioma where the evidence accepted was that the mesothelioma had been caused by a single 'guilty' fibre. The second point is to emphasise that this apparently simple test is not a simple solvent for the question of whether liability should be imposed. In 2012, I was listed to sit on an appeal where this question had been raised. As the High Court said of the New South Wales Civil Liability legislation in Wallace v Kam,[24] it ‘involves nothing more or less than the application of a "but for" test of causation’. Slightly more controversial is the application of the same approach to cases involving the accountability of a trustee or company director as a custodian of assets. It will not be a NAI when the original act generated the risk of the intervening act – March v Stramare; Novus actus interveniens can also be argued in contract – Alexander v Cambridge Credit Corporation The market downturn was the intervening act. 28 Travel Compensation Fund v Tambree. However, there were many manufacturers of that drug in the market. All of them need to be justified. March v Stramare (1991) 105 CLR 506, 509 (Mason CJ); Cf National Insurance CO Ltri v Espagne (1960) 105 CLR 568,592 (Windeyer J). 469-81 [13.05 -13.40]. * It was disproved by Tankship (UK) Ltd v Morts Dock and Engineering Co Ltd (1961) that used the foresee-ability test. Cook was in the bush. Although their Honours all agreed with McHugh J that the truck driver was liable, Mason CJ preferred. Haber v Walker (1963) VR 339 It is an example where causation is unnecessary. An intervening act or a novus actus interveniens is an event which breaks the chain of causation and entails that the original tortfeasor is no longer liable for the plaintiff's damages. Although its genesis is much earlier, the "common sense" approach to causation has been well known in Australia since March v Stramare. There were multiple (necessary) causes. It is clearly reasonably foreseeable that a rescue by helicopter would have to occur if a walker was injured. o Causation: ‘but for’ test (March v Stramare) – would the plaintiff have suffered the harm but for the defendant’s negligence § Suggestion (by Mason J in HC) that the causation test be supplemented by ‘common sense’ (to replace remoteness test) – however, this is arguably an unsophisticated, vague and conceptually empty suggestion March v Stramare, [19] 4. It is usually hard to establish that an act is … [45] Amaca Pty Ltd v Booth [2011] HCA 53; (2011) 246 CLR 36, 62 [70]. March v Stramare, [27] 5. 9 Sellars v Adelaide Petroleum NL (1994) 179 CLR 332. As. , I will explain why I believe that the only meaning of causation is "necessity" or, in the common parlance, a test of "but for" causation. In the language used by the High Court of Australia, the test is one of causation or material contribution. Are people always incapable of weighing relative contributions to their decisions? But the premise might be questioned. In many cases causation means that an event must be necessary for an outcome. Rather than attempt to offer an answer to the question in Fairchild, I make two observations. The Plaintiff [March] was driving (speeding and drunk) and hit into their truck, suffering physical damages. Negligence . The argument failed. [34] Cf J Stapleton 'Unnecessary causes' (2013) 129 LQR 39, 58-61. The defence submitted that the act of voluntary euthanasia as a free, deliberate and informed decision was a novus actus interveniens breaking the chain of causation, in circumstances where Mr van Dongen could survive. Listen to casenotes from legal cases from your University course from your computer, ipad or phone. [30] [2011] UKSC 12; [2012] 1 AC 245, [99]- [101] (Lord Dyson JSC) [222]-[237] (Lord Collins) [253]-[256] (Lord Kerr) [335] (Lord Phillips) [361] (Lord Brown). as Dixon J of the Victorian Supreme Court recently observed with great cogency, the 'common sense' approach is not a legal test. This amounts to a “necessary condition” of the harm under s 5D(1)(a) of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW). Although their Honours all agreed with McHugh J that the truck driver was liable, Mason CJ preferred a "common sense" approach to the issue of causation in preference to the "but for" test. The various Civil Liability legislation also recognises that there can be possible exceptions to causation. [47] Wakelin v London & South Western Railway Co (1886) 12 App Cas 41, 47. Abraham was not liable to pay damages for a car that had previously been damaged. Lord Hoffmann, who sat on the court, later described the decision of the House of Lords as being based on the notion that 'it was not necessary that the conversion should have caused the loss. 'But for' the wrongdoing of Iraqi Airways, the loss of the planes would still have occurred as a result of the prior wrongful act of conversion by the State of Iraq. March v Stramare (1991) 105 CLR 506, 509 (Mason CJ); Cf National Insurance CO Ltri v Espagne (1960) 105 CLR 568,592 (Windeyer J). ... constituted a novus actus interveniens. The first is to suggest that causation has only one meaning. Sometimes the reverse situation to a novus actus occurs, i.e. Must look to the risk prospectively - not retrospectively. I will also explain reasons why judges have been reluctant to embrace this meaning. In that case, Mr Burrage provided the heroin used by Mr Banka, a long time drug user. Jump to: navigation, search. LTD. (1991) 171 CLR 506. You must confirm your e-mail address before editing pages. March v E & MH Stramare Pty Ltd [1991] HCA 12 at para 5 per Mason CJ. Alternatively, as John Stuart Mill put it, the 'whole cause' includes all necessary conditions. NAI Subsequent Negligent conduct by P March v Stramare (1991) 171 CLR 506 D negligent in parking his car in the middle of the road - it was reasonably foreseeable ‘in the ordinary course of things’ that drivers, drunk or sober might drive into the back of it Where the subsequent event is the very thing that the D should have taken reasonable care to guard against then the subsequent event is not regarded as a … [50] L Hoffmann 'Fairchild and after' in A Burrows, D Johnston, and R Zimmermann (eds) Judge and Jurist: Essays in Memory of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry (2013) 65. By identifying the single but-for causal rule, courts are forced to confront the reasons for imposition of liability for an event even if the event was not necessary for the outcome. Medlin v State Government Insurance Commission (1995) 182 CLR 1 When the House of Lords heard the case in 2002, it was generally (perhaps incorrectly) assumed that all the employers had committed a wrong, much like all the persons who struck the slave. involves nothing more or less than the application of a "but for" test of causation’. In some cases, liability is imposed despite the absence of causation of loss. In Royall v The Queen,[3] a majority of the High Court considered the meaning of causation in the context of s 18(1)(a) of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). FEBRUARY/MARCH 2000. This decision posed a test for causation which I respectfully submit may be in decline. [13], Thirdly, the reasons why the common sense test was adopted in March did not require that test. If causation is found to exist, what principles should be applied to determine whether responsibility should be imposed? One difference is that under Roman law, the striking of the slave infringed the rights of the slave owner or, as the Romans would have expressed it, gave rise to an action. Instead, it makes those questions more transparent. In criminal law, it is defined as the actus reus (an action) from which the specific injury or other effect arose and is combined with mens rea (a state of mind) to comprise the elements of guilt. In contrast, a scholar or jud. As it turns out, there are numerous such instances in the law. Hudson, [103] 3 But neither plaintiff proved factual causation by pointing to possibilities that might have eventuated if circumstances had been different.’ 6 Accordingly, the High Court held that the ‘but for’ test of factual causation was not established in this case. 8 March v E & MH Stramare Pty Ltd (1991) 171 CLR 506. 12 Environment Agency v Empress Car. The leading decision was given by Mason CJ, with whom Toohey and Gaudron JJ agreed. The negligence of a rescuing party is not a novus actus (i.e. I do not venture a conclusion here to the difficult question of causation that arose because that question has not yet been finally resolved in Australia. Top down reasoning describes the process by which the legal scholar or judge develops a theory and then uses it to organise, criticise, accept or reject decided cases. There are several problems with the "common sense" test for causation. Mr Abraham was lucky. , the common sense approach is, in part, based upon a linguistic error. Law of Tort – Negligence – Causation – Remoteness of Damage – Damages – Novus Actus Interveniens. [49] Recounted in L Hoffmann 'Fairchild and after' in A Burrows, D Johnston, and R Zimmermann (eds) Judge and Jurist: Essays in Memory of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry (2013) 63. A majority of the court, adopting the approach from Burt CJ in Western Australia,[4] held that it was sufficient if a jury were told that the question of causation was not a philosophical or scientific question, but that it was 'a question to be determined by them applying their common sense to the facts as they find them, they appreciating that the purpose of the enquiry is to attribute legal responsibility in a criminal matter'.[5]. [51] H Scott 'Killing and causing death in Roman law' (2013) 129 LQR 101, 120 -122. Although the legislation also includes 'scope of liability for consequences' under the rubric of causation, it is clear that this is a separate enquiry from the necessity enquiry. If you convert someone's property you have to pay for it or give it back'.[35]. - Subsequent event must arise independently of the original wrong and must disturb sequence of events that wouldve been anticipated. * The ship, Wagon Mound was taking furnace oil to … Take an example derived from the facts in the United States Supreme Court decision in. The brilliant Alan Rodger instantly recalled Digest 9.2.11.2 where Ulpian, quoting Julian, recounts the solution to such a scenario under chapter 1 of the Lex Aquilia: if several people strike a slave and one cannot tell whose blow killed him, all are liable.[49]. Although different concepts can apply in different cases to deny liability there are a number of circumstances in which liability is denied even though causation of loss exists. [8] See the cases discussed in K Mason 'What is wrong with top-down legal reasoning' (2004) 78 ALJ 574. [34] Hence, it was argued, Iraqi Airways should not be liable to pay damages. Further discussion taking the common sense approach is required (March v Stramare). (1999) 2 AC 22, at page 29 where his Lordship quotes Lord Wilberforce in Alphacell Ltd v Woodward [1972] AC 824 at page 834. Six justices held that if the policy had been lawfully applied then the appellants would have been detained in any event and therefore they suffered no loss and there was no justification for an award of "vindicatory damages". A wrong has occurred but it is not necessary for the plaintiff to prove that the misrepresentation caused the loss that was suffered. Find hearing dates & times for all current matters in the FCA and FCC. The Defendant [Stramare] parked a truck in the middle of the road whilst they were unloading items into a shop. The 'but for' criterion of causation proved to be troublesome in various situations in which multiple acts or events led to the plaintiff's injury,[46] for example, where the development of a particular medical condition was the result of multiple conjunctive causal factors. Chapman v Hearse is a significant case in common law related to duty of care, reasonable foreseeability and novus actus interveniens within the tort of negligence. Top down reasoning describes the process by which the legal scholar or judge develops a theory and then uses it to organise, criticise, accept or reject decided cases. Lord Hoffmann, later said that the decision he, and the others, had reached failed the test for acceptable law: a rational and justifiable basis to depart from normally applied principles of law. My central thesis is that the metaphysical concept of causation (the core causation enquiry is metaphysical, not factual) should be understood only in one sense. He assumed that the reference to "that substance" was a reference to the heroin only. Novus Actus Interveniens. illustrated this idea by reference to concepts of top down and bottom up reasoning. Lamb v London Borough of Camden [1981] QB 625 o! contribution arise only if a connection between Mr Cotton’s inhaling asbestos and his developing cancer was established.! In Sindell v Abbott Laboratories 607 P 2d 924 (1980) the plaintiff consumed medication that caused bodily injury due to its negligent manufacture. [20], There is a simple and clear answer for why Mason CJ's points (i) and (ii) do not present problems for the 'but for' test. The Kuwaiti planes were later destroyed by the coalition bombing of Mosul. Indeed, the "common sense" approach is not actually "common" sense. The underlying theme for today’s conference is causation. Presented at the Commercial Conference of the Supreme Court of Victoria/University of Melbourne, Banco Court. factual causation cannot be proved but the court nevertheless does want to hold the defendant liable. FEBRUARY/MARCH 2000. ! [13] J S Mill A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive (1970, Book 3) 214-218. Although this looks like an adoption of the two part 'but for'/'common sense' test outlined by Mason CJ in March v Stramare, it only applies to cases where negligence was not established. [37] Edgington v Fitzmaurice (1885) 29 Ch 459. [8] A "common sense" approach appeals to intuition. [28] But the contrary result was reached by the United Kingdom Supreme Court in Lumba v Secretary of State for the Home Department. The House of Lords held that Iraqi Airways was liable to pay damages. Each of the examples I have given so far involves departure from a necessity test of causation for reasons which have been well accepted in the law even if those reasons might be debatable in theory. 1985) 30-41. There are, however, cases at the margins where liability is imposed despite the usual requirement for a causation test, and despite the absence even of any proof of material contribution. Professor Stapleton has argued, the law must distinguish between questions that are concerned with causation and questions that are concerned with the scope of liability for consequences. The second observation is to reiterate Lord Hoffmann's most powerful point: if a common law claim is brought for loss suffered that was caused by wrongdoing, then before a court departs from the requirement that the wrongdoing was necessary for the loss (and hence abolishes or replaces the rules of causation) there should be a rational and justifiable basis in principle for doing so. (2) If causation is found to exist, what principles should be applied to determine whether responsibility should be imposed? One such case came before the House of Lords which involved a situation where multiple employers had exposed an employee to asbestos. [29]In that case, the appellants were unlawfully detained pending deportation because their detention was under an unlawful blanket policy. *March v Stramare - Causation is determined by applying the 'but for' test as well as common sense principles to the facts of the case. Sometimes the reverse situation to a novus actus occurs, i.e. They say that the lawyer, the historian, and the 'plain man would refuse to say that the cause of the fire was the presence of oxygen'. 1.1) Novus Actus Interveniens in relation to Act of God. Conclusions: ! Chapman v Hearse (1961) 106 CLR 112 Chapman argued that Hearse’s actions in hitting Dr Cherry constituted a novus actus interveniens, and thus, he no longer owed a duty of care, as the causal connection was broken. asserted that 'cause' in everyday speech means more than a 'but for' or necessary condition. These damages, to the extent to which they continue to exist, were confined to "constitutional rights. Like many other examples considered below, it requires justification for why causation is either replaced by a different rule, or disregarded. MARCH v. STRAMARE (E. and M.H.) Including Bankruptcy, Corporations, Migration, Administrative & Constitutional Law and Human Rights; Communicating with the Court; Expert witnesses. Adams J. It is recognised that one example of an exception to the ―but for‖ test of causation is a situation where the deliberate act of the plaintiff or another does something which makes the consequences of the wrongful act more serious than they otherwise would have been: March v E & MH Stramare Pty Ltd (1991) 171 CLR 506. The novus actus criterion, that is, cannot reliably yield sensible outcomes on a consistent basis.24 The present state of the law of causation, certainly in the torts context, is that ... 20 March v E & MH Stramare Pty Ltd (1991) 171 CLR 506 at 522 (Deane J); Medlin v State Government Lord Hoffmann, later said that the decision he, and the others, had reached failed the test for acceptable law: a rational and justifiable basis to depart from normally applied principles of law. Papers of seminars & other events held in the Federal Court, Including Welcome and Farewell ceremonies, About the judgments collection, including FAQs, Select alerts based on National Practice Area. The 'but for' test (March v Stramare) Mere probability of harm may be sufficent to prove causation ... Novus Actus Interveniens (Chapan v Hearse) Medical Novus Intervenes (Mohony v J Kruschich) Egg Shell Skull Rule (Nader v Urban Transit NSW; Kavanagh v Ahktar; Stephenson v Waite Tileman) Cook v Lewis. [18] M'Kew v Holland [1969] UKHL 9; [1970]SC (HL) 20. [26]In that case, Mr Abraham was found to have carelessly driven into the Rolls Royce owned by Performance Cars, he infringed the rights of Performance Cars. Cf March v E and M H Stramare Pty Ltd (1991) 171 CLR 506 per Mason CJ at 515-516, Deane J at 521 - 523, Toohey J at 524. Remoteness s 5D(1)(b) Contract versus tort – The scope varies – Koufos v Czarnikow The need to protect autonomy must be the factor that justifies the latter extension. In the case of multiple tortfeasors and deceit, the test of causation is replaced by a test of contribution. The Court of Appeal was not concerned with whether the plaintiff would nevertheless have lent the money but for the deceit. Baker v Willoughby [1970] AC 467. [36] S Douglas Liability for Wrongful Interferences with Chattels (2011) 203 – 205. Secondly, the common sense approach is, in part, based upon a linguistic error. An example they gave is where a fire has broken out. [33] Iraqi Airways committed the tort of conversion by taking possession of planes belonging to Kuwait Airways. Sappideen, Vines, Grant & Watson, Torts: Commentary and Materials(Lawbook Co, 10th ed, 2009), pp. [41] A broad appeal to 'sound policy' and 'justice' is not an explanation for the absence of a causal rule. 8 CLA (n 1) s 13(1)(a). [43] Smith v Kay (1859) 7 HLC 750, 759; (1859) 11 ER 299, 303. The complainant, Mr Baker, was a pedestrian who had been knocked down by the defendant driving a car in September 1964. This is not to endorse reasoning to a result by reference to some preferred social policy. In March, Mason CJ gave a number of examples of situations in which he considered that causal questions were affected by factors other than the 'but for' test:[14], (i)  Where a factor which secures the presence of the plaintiff at the place where and at the time when he or she is injured but the risk of the accident occurring at that time was no greater. I start with the leading causation decision of the High Court of Australia in relation to the law of torts. It suggests that the judge ought to reason downwards from the intuitive sense of a conclusion. First, I will explain why I believe that the only meaning of causation is "necessity" or, in the common parlance, a test of "but for" causation. [44] Arnison v Smith (1875) 41 Ch D 348, 369 (Lord Halsbury LC). Facts: * Two separate plaintiffs for both of these cases. Law of Tort – Negligence – Causation – Remoteness of Damage – Damages – Novus Actus Interveniens. The similarity between the two classes of case is that the plaintiff can’t prove that but for the wrong the plaintiff would not have suffered the loss. Another difference between D 9.2.11.2 and Fairchild is that in Fairchild the House of Lords was asked whether each defendant was liable for all losses arising from mesothelioma. [16] An example given by Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe in Chester v Afshar[2004] UKHL 41; [2005] 1 AC 134, 164 [94]; H L A Hart and A M Honoré Causation in the Law (2nd edn, 1985) 109. The first observation is that the analogy with D 9.2.11.2 was apt but Julian was not necessarily asking the same questions as the House of Lords in Fairchild. But Cook could not prove which hunter fired the shot that struck him. I & L Securities v HTW Val uers (2002) 210 CLR 109, at [56] per Justices Gaudron, Gummow and Hayne. The same panel of the Rolls Royce had been previously damaged by another wrongdoer who was liable to pay for the repairs. ';[42] ''How is it possible to say in what manner the disclosure would have operated on Kay's mind';[43] 'You cannot weigh the elements by ounces'. But if the event were changed to be "the use of any prohibited substances" then the heroin and other prohibited substances did cause the death. As McHugh J explained:[1]. assault—novus actus interveniens—whether decision and/ or doctors’ acts break causal link WALLACE (BERLINAH) [2018] EWCA Crim 690; March 28, 2018 W threw acid over the victim, MD, whose resulting inju-ries left him disfigured, paralysed, partially blind and in constant physical and psychological pain. When Justice Digby kindly invited me to speak on causation I had just concluded an article, which was published earlier this year, entitled "Unnecessary causation" (2015) 89 Australian Law Journal 1. One difficult issue for causation is the characterisation of the event and the outcome that must be causally linked. My central thesis is that the metaphysical concept of causation (the core causation enquiry is metaphysical, not factual) should be understood only in one sense. Using the ‘but for’ test, as established in March v Stramare, it can be argued that the spreading of disease would not occur but for the prisons failing to prevent the smuggling in of needles. 4 . 24 April 1991 . The discussion of the quantum of liability was different. [19] H L A Hart and A M Honoré Causation in the Law (2nd edn, 1985) 42. This decision posed a test for causation which I respectfully submit may be in decline. Novus Actus Interveniens Adelaide Chemical & Fertilizer Co v Carlyle (1940) 64 CLR 514 March v Stramare (1991) 171 CLR 506 Bennett v Minister of Community Welfare (1992) 176 CLR 408 Lamb v London Borough of Camden [1981] QB 625 Lamb v London Borough of Camden [1981]2 All ER 408 Haber v Walker (1963) VR 339 Medlin v State Government Insurance Commission (1995) 182 CLR 1 Haynes v … About Court fees including exemptions, deferral & refunds, Under Federal Court Rules 2011, Schedule 3, Pre-judgment & post-judgment interest rates. [31] J Varuhas ‘The Concept of "Vindication" in the Law of Torts: Rights, Interests and Damages’ (2014) 34 OJLS 253, 280. 8 March v E & MH Stramare Pty Ltd (1991) 171 CLR 506. Could he still have sued his employer for exposing him to the possibility of mesothelioma? The House of Lords was asked if any employer 'caused' the mesothelioma. In other words, causation provides a means of connecting conduct with a resulting effect, typically an injury. The House of Lords reached the same conclusion as the Romans and held all employers fully liable in solidum. [15] An example of this is a taxi driver who is dangerously speeding in breach of conditions of contract with the customer and, had he not been speeding, the taxi would not have been in the position where it was hit by a falling tree. 20. 20. In [21]: Cf March v E and M H Stramare Pty Ltd (1991) 171 CLR 506 per Mason CJ at 515-516, Deane J at 521 - 523, Toohey J at 524. These situations have been addressed by the proposition stated by Lord Watson in Wakelin v London & South Western Railway Co[47] that it is sufficient that the plaintiff prove that the negligence of the defendant 'caused or materially contributed to the injury'. [25] Burrage v United States (2014) 571 US (forthcoming, 27 January 2014). Haynes v Harwood [1935] 1 KB 146 [33] Kuwait Airways Corporation v Iraqi Airways Co (Nos 4 & 5) [2002] 2 AC 883. It … Tort: Causation Element: Novus actus interveniens intoxicated motorcycle driver hits negligently parked van. Or liability might be denied because the injury, or the loss, about which complaint is made was not within the scope of the duty owed. o! [9], I should emphasise that, unlike some theorists, I do not say that top down reasoning is always illegitimate. Causation element is because hc has said this uses. causation notes damage causation and scope of liability reading: stickley, australian torts law, chapter 12 historical development causation in fact that the [46] March v E & MH Stramare Pty Ltd [1991] HCA 12; (1991) 171 CLR 506, 516-517. [14] March v E & MH Stramare Pty Ltd [1991] HCA 12; (1991) 171 CLR 506, 516 – 519. [6] Instead, the common sense approach encourages a pure form of top down reasoning. On an application of the "but for" test, the answer to the causal inquiry was simple. Instead, it makes those questions more transparent. 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