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Factor

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An event, circumstance, influence, or element that plays a part in bringing about a result.

A factor in a case contributes to its causation or outcome. In the area of NEGLIGENCE law, the factors, or chain of causation, are important in determining whether liability ensues from a particular action done by the defendant.

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