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Clements v. Clements: A Material Contribution to the Jurisprudence - The Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies the Law of Causation


Emir Crowne


University of Windsor - Faculty of Law

Omar Ha-Redeye


Fleet Street Law; Ryerson University

November 19, 2012

University of Western Ontario Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2012)

Abstract:     
The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision Clements v. Clement provides important guidance on the appropriate application of the material contribution test in cases of negligence. This case commentary will provide an overview of the material contribution and “but for” tests of causation, outline the Supreme Court’s reasoning in the decision, and analyze its broader implications. It is suggested that the Court has significantly clarified the law of causation, emphasizing the necessity of utilizing the new “global but for” test, while leaving room for the application of the material contribution test in (as yet to be seen) appropriate circumstances.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 15

Keywords: Clements, Supreme Court, causation, material contribution, but for, 2012 SCC 32, Clements v. Clements


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Date posted: July 2, 2012 ; Last revised: June 12, 2015

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Crowne, Emir and Ha-Redeye, Omar, Clements v. Clements: A Material Contribution to the Jurisprudence - The Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies the Law of Causation (November 19, 2012). University of Western Ontario Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2097881 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2097881

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Emir Crowne (Contact Author)
University of Windsor - Faculty of Law ( email )
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Omar Ha-Redeye
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Toronto, Ontario M2N 6P4
Canada
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Toronto, GA Ontario M5B 2K3
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