Anderson v. Minneapolis St. P. & S.
Supreme Court of MN - 1920
- A forest fire was found to have been caused by the negligence of the D. It merged with another fire of independent and unknown origin and destroyed P's property.
- Trial court found for P.
- MN Supreme Court affirmed, found for P.
- If the cause of the injury is brought about by the acts of the D along with some independent act, is D liable?
- If the acts of the D unite with some other independent acts, D is liable even if either act would have brought about the injury.