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Old 04-12-2012, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Whack-a-Mole View Post
It maybe different from state-to-state but I thought in civil cases the court could deem someone as being partially responsible for whatever and hold them liable as a result.

E.G. The damages are deemed to be $100,000 and they find you are 25% responsible for what happened so you are on the hook for $25,000.
Not my area of law, but as far as I can recall, a wrongful death action includes a proximate cause element.