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Unformatted text preview: considered and treated as an entirety. (basically, if you cause one to happen, youre responsible for the whole thing even if it wasnt all your doing.) Rational: The two fires were of relatively equal size and destruction, and from the rule, a defendant is responsible for the whole damage if they contributed to a part of the overall damage. Court doesnt want the defendant to escape liability and have the innocent suffer. Holding: Broad: Narrow: When 2 parties are negligent, and both of those negligent are equal in nature, and theyve combined to make it indistinguishable from each other, then each of the party is liabile for the full amount of damage that both of the negligent acts damage did. Synthesis: Dissent/Concurrences:...
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