The probability of flipping a coin two times and getting all heads is .5 2 = .25. Suppose that…

The probability of flipping a coin two times and getting all heads is .52 = .25. Suppose that liability in a tort case requires the plaintiff to prove that the defendant caused the injury and that the defendant’s behavior was negligent. The plaintiff presents evidence proving each proposition with probability .7. Thus, the probability that both propositions are true equals .72 = .49. Apparently, the preponderance of the evidence supports each proposition separately but not jointly. How should the court decide the case?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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