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Lym International Pty Ltd v Marcolongo [2011] NSWCA 303. Basten JA.

4. Appeals to "commonsense" in the context of findings as to causation are usually little more than an exhortation to avoid over-sophisticated analysis. That exhortation should generally be accepted.

The point at which careful analysis becomes necessary, and reliance on "common sense" unhelpful, is where there is a real risk that "common sense" conceals fallacious assumptions, illogical reasoning or plain careless thinking. This case does not raise such risks. 

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