Hadley v. Baxendale, rule of

Hadley v. Baxendale, rule of
Under the rule of Hadley v. Baxendale, "special" or "consequential" damages (as opposed to "general" damages which so obviously result from a breach that all contracting parties are deemed to have contemplated them) will only be awarded if they were in the parties' contemplation, at the time of contracting, as a probable consequence of a breach of contract.
See also damages (consequential damages}

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