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direct cause

noun immediate cause, immediate legal basis, immediate legal cause, immediate legal geneeis, legitimate legal cause, legitimate legal reason, prime cause, sufficient legal basis, sufficient legal cause, sufficient legal factor, sufficient legal genesis, sufficient legal induceeent, sufficient legal source, true justification, true legal basis, true legal cause, true legal inducement, true legal source
Associated concepts: concurrent clause, just cause, sufficient combined causes
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Injuries Prosecutor Timothy Raggatt QC told the jury of five women and seven men: "It seems likely that the direct cause may very well have been the application by a shower head unit or extremely hot water.
President of the "Ombudsman for Democracy and Human Rights", Khadija Marouazi, said the results of fact-finding mission showed that the "unjustified aggression and violence that Kamal Ammari was victim of (C*) were the direct cause of his health deterioration, which resulted in his death on Thursday, June 2.
Mogwai @ University Students' Union, Cardiff (Friday) LIKE Vangelis - had he grown up on a Glaswegian council estate - Mogwai's quiet, then LOUD, then quiet again instrumental rock is the direct cause of me having chronic backache.
His discussion is characterized by five recurring themes: the role of state and professional self-interests in the criminalization of drugs and drug-users, the association of prohibited drugs with socially-threatening foreigners and members of the working class, arguments positioning drugs as a direct cause of criminality, differential criminal treatment of drug users based on social categories, and the ongoing distortion of evidence regarding the effects of drugs in order to justify policies that contribute to inequality and the production of harm.
Editor's note: The authors remark that while elevated homocysteine could be a direct cause of the brain atrophy observed in the study, it may alternately be the result of reduced levels of folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12, with increased homocysteine only serving as a marker of these insufficiencies.
She (petition) maintains that Respondents deliberately failed to maintain the irrigation and flood control system in the province which was a direct cause of the floods not being prevented and their impact on life and property.
The letter states that the AES hopes the FCIC will thoroughly investigate the responsibilities and failures of FINRA in allowing the practices that were the most direct cause of the financial crisis.
Banks said his untreated PTSD and emotional issues "were a direct cause of his conduct," according to the lawsuit.
At an inquest into his death yesterday, Worcester Coroner Geraint Williams recorded a verdict of natural causes, citing pneumonia and adult respiratory distress syndrome as the direct cause of death.
Alain Bouillard, leading the investigation into the crash on June 1, said the plane's speed sensors, called Pitot tubes, were not the direct cause of the crash but a factor in it.
New research published earlier this year shows malnutrition is the direct cause of one in every three child deaths in the world.
And the excuse that "a few bad apples" perpetrated these crimes was dismissed by the committee, which reported, "Donald Rumsfeld's authorization of aggressive interrogation techniques for use at Guantanamo Bay was a direct cause of detainee abuse there.