1. Cause is an action or event that brings about or contributes to a specific
outcome. In legal actions, there are a variety of different variations
of cause, for example, “but-for cause,” “proximate cause,”
“cause in fact” and “intervening cause.” Cause
is a necessary element in most legal actions.
2. A “cause of action” is a civil case.
3. “Probable cause” is a burden of proof that is required for
police officers to make an arrest, conduct a search of a person or his
property or obtain a search warrant.