Consequential Damages


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Consequential Damages

Injury or harm that does not ensue directly and immediately from the act of a party, but only from some of the results of such act, and that is compensable by a monetary award after a judgment has been rendered in a lawsuit. Detriment that arises from the interposition of special, unpredictable circumstances. Harm to a person or property directly resulting from any breach of Warranty or from a false factual statement, concerning the quality or nature of goods sold, made by the seller to induce the sale and relied on by the buyer.

In terms of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)—a body of law governing commercial transactions adopted by every state except for a few articles that were not adopted in Louisiana—consequential damages are injuries that result from a seller's breach of contract.

Such damages include any loss from general or particular requirements and needs of the buyer that the seller at the time of contracting had reason to know and that could not reasonably be prevented by cover, the purchase of substitute goods or other alternatives.

consequential damages

n. damages claimed and/or awarded in a lawsuit which were caused as a direct foreseeable result of wrongdoing. (See: damages)

CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, torts. Those damages or those losses which arise not from the immediate act of the party, but in consequence of such act; as if a man throw a log into the public streets, and another fall upon it and become injured by the fall or if a man should erect a dam over his own ground, and by that means overflow his neighbor's, to his injury.
     2. The form of action to be instituted for consequential damages caused without force, is by action on the case. 3 East, 602; 1 Stran. 636; 5 T. R. 649; 5 Vin. Ab. 403; 1 Chit. Pl. 127 Kames on Eq. 71; 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3484, et seq. Vide Immediate.

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If A, is the penny sufficient, or may he claim consequential damages in the form of additional money to represent the possible profit which might have inured from the dog, and classifiable as earned incre- ment, that is to say, usufruct?"
These cases permit an insured to seek consequential damages that were within the contemplation of the parties at the time of contracting when an insurer acts in bad faith in disavowing coverage.
The Supreme Court of Georgia ruled in a partial condemnation that it was error to exclude evidence of consequential damages to the remainder of the landowners' property.
the tenderer must assume at least 12 months of receipt of the full warranty, no limit on the repairs, plus a minimum warranty period of at least 12 months, without limitation, for any spare parts replacement and consequential damages resulting from possible repair of the repaired part.
Oops--we goofed by failing to ascribe to the authors of the article on "Consequential Damages" their proper due.
Consequential damages is the term usually applied when an injury occurs to a property not actually taken or entered as the natural result of an act lawfully done by another.(26) It is sometimes used to denote damages recoverable by law to distinguish them from the compensation allowed for property actually taken, and arising from injury to other property not actually taken.
Tenders are invited for guarantee civil and patrimonial liability and negative economic consequences that may affect directly, jointly and severally the administration of the principality, for personal and material damage and consequential damages, as well as non-consecutive damage to personal and material damage caused by action or omission to third parties, in the exercise of the administrative activity, as well as derivatives of public liability.
One of the more significant developments in New York insurance law this year came courtesy of two companion decisions by the state's highest court holding that policyholders may recoup not only policy proceeds when their insurer breaches the policy, but may also be eligible to recover consequential damages resulting from the breach where the insurer is alleged to have breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing.
The tenderer must assume at least 12 months of receipt for a full warranty of no less than 12 months for repairs and a full warranty of at least 12 months, Without limitation, For consequential damages resulting from the replacement of spare parts and possible repairs.
With regard to the questions as to whether business losses and other consequential damages are covered under a CGL policy, there is no clear answer.
They mainly concern: - Level 5 interventions according to the NFX60-000 standard, - Small improvement work and modifications requested by the CEA, - The processing of the observations made by the inspection body if the work Consequential damages are not due for flat-rate maintenance.
could assert a claim for consequential damages against Harleyville Insurance Company in a breach of commercial property insurance contract.