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Common Law on Remoteness of Damages

Common Law on Remoteness of Damages

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Published by Rahul Deodhar
Case Research on Common Law on Remoteness of damages
Case Research on Common Law on Remoteness of damages

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Published by: Rahul Deodhar on Mar 05, 2012
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ThelawonRemotenessofdamagesformsacriticalpartofdamagesclaimedinbreachofcontract.AsagainstdamagesinTorts,theliabilityislimitedbyvariousprinciplessuchase.g.doctrineagainstunjustenrichment.Theprimarylawwasformulatedin1854inapopularcasecalledHadleyv.Baxendale.Thereafter,itwaselucidatedinsubsequentjudgementsanddecisions.Inthisform,ithadserveduswell.Thedecisioninarecent,alsopopular,casecalledTheAchilleasseeminglychangedtheprincipleexpandingthescopeofliabilityofthepartyinbreach.Naturally,posttheAchilleas,therewasaspateoflitigationurgingtheCourtstograntexemplarydamagesundercontracts.However,subsequentjudgementshaveclarifiedthatAchilleasremainamodificationoftheruleinspecialcase.Thus,itwasessentialtosynthesizekeyjudgementsexplainingthelawasitformed,thejudgementsthatmodifiedincludingtheAchilleasandjudgementsthereafter.Ihavesummarizedthecurrentpositionofthelawregardingtheremotenessofdamagesattheendofthisdocument.

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