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Contributory negligence is defined as “conduct on the part of the plaintiff which falls below the standard to which he should conform for his own protection, and which is a legally contributing cause co-operating with the negligence of the defendant in bringing about the plaintiff’s harm”Restatement (Second) of Torts, Section 463–96.
Contributory negligence is defined as the plaintiff’s failure to exercise that degree of care that an ordinary reasonable person with the same disabilities and infirmities in like circumstances would exercise.Devitt, Patrick J., Aoifinn C. Devitt, and Mantosh Dewan. "An examination of whether discharging patients against medical advice protects physicians from malpractice charges." Psychiatric Services 51.7 (2000): 899-902.
In tort law, contributory negligence is defined as a rule by which responsibility for an accident is apportioned between the tortfeasor and victim.Garoupa, Nuno. "Optimal law enforcement when victims are rational players." Economics of Governance 2.3 (2001): 231-242.
Contributory negligence is defined as “conduct on the part of the plaintiff, which contributes to the harm suffered and which falls below the standard to which he is required to conform for his own protection.W. PAGE KEETON ET AL., PROSSER AND KEETON ON THE LAW OF TORTS § 65, at 451 (5th ed. 1984).
Contributory negligence is defined as an act or omission amounting to a want of ordinary care on the part of the complaining party, which, concurring with defendant’s negligence, is the proximate cause of injury.Grier, John R. "Rethinking the Treatment of Mitigation of Damages Under the Iowa Comparative Fault Act in Light of Tanberg v. Ackerman Inv. Co." Iowa L. Rev. 77 (1991): 1913.

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