consequential loss
consequential loss see loss

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

consequential loss
Consequential damage is loss or damage, which is not a direct result of a breach of contract, or negligence but occurs as an indirect but foreseeable consequence (e.g. lost future sales). A seller will normally exclude responsibility for such damages in the supply contract or terms and conditions of sale.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


consequential loss
Consequential loss is any loss which is not a direct result of the breach complained of. For example the loss of telephone orders because a new telephone system does not work rather than the cost of the telephone system itself. You may be able to claim for such losses if they were a likely result of the breach. Most standard terms of sale will try to exclude liability for consequential loss. This can be a very important point to negotiate particularly if significant consequential losses could flow from a breach.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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