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Zittrain Torts Playlist Spring 2013

Gibson v. Garcia

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Should courts allow intervening, wrongful acts to "supersede" a defendant's negligence, and thereby cut off his liability? Plaintiff was injured by the falling of the defendant transit line company's rotten--and thus, negligently maintained--wooden pole. However, the pole had fallen after defendant Garcia had negligently crashed into the pole with his car.