Year: 1960 Source: Buffalo Law Review, v.9, (Winter 1960), p.370-373 SIEC No: 19830599

Several lawsuits that implicate an individual or a corporation in a suicidal death are examined. The author discusses the difficulties arising from the concepts of “proximate cause” & “irresistible impulse” & suggests that acknowledgment of suicide as a remote consequence, to which liability should attach only when acts are intentionally wrong or criminal, would do much to clarify this problematic legal area. (NBB)