causal link

A relevant consideration in negligence is the need for a plaintiff to establish the necessary causal link between the defendant's statement and the plaintiffs loss. The loss cannot be too remote a consequence. It may be difficult to establish this causal link of showing that the alleged financial loss for which the plaintiff claims recompense, was in fact a reasonably foreseeable consequence of the defendant's alleged negligent misstatement or action. For example, negligent advice given at a housing finance gathering several years previously.


negligent misrepresentation

duty of care