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  • Damages In Contract Law: Behnke V Bede Shipping Company

    2.3.1 Damages in Contract Law Definition of damages Damages are monetary compensation for the damage, loss or injury that a party has suffered through a breach of contract. Damages for breach of contract are available as of right upon the proof of breach. Damages under the Contracts Act 1950 Section 74 of the Contract Act limits a plaintiff’s claim for damages caused by a breach of contract. While Section 74(1) provides for damages occasioned in the normal cause of things, Section 74(2) emphasizes that no compensation should be given for any remote and indirect loss or damage sustained. Section 74 can be divided into two limbs which set the limits of damages claimable. 1. The First…

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  • Aldridge Vs. Bad Faith: Case Study

    Green Bad Faith The first grounds that Green challenges the punitive damages award on is whether bad faith is an appropriate basis for punitive damages. Courts have generally held that punitive damages are not allowed in breach of contract cases. Courts, though, have allowed punitive damages if there are independent injuries involved based upon in an independent tort. This standard appears to be met in Aldridge’s case. Aldridge may not rely upon breach of duty to justify for punitive…

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  • Chicago Flood Essay

    Freeman Wachholder Mrs. Scarbrough/Mr. Hunter Social Studies/Language Arts 16 December 2016 The Chicago Flood of 1992 April thirteenth, 1992. Busy, just like any other day in the Loop. But a series of highly unlikely mishaps would cause billions in damage that day. The events can be traced all the way back to 1899, when the Illinois Telephone and Telegraph company had permission to build tunnels for cables from city hall, but instead built seven-foot-wide railroad tunnels. These tunnels were…

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  • The Buffalo Creek Disaster Analysis

    definite statement of their damages in response to a Pittston motion to require their complaint to more particularly state the damages suffered by each of the plaintiff’s (Stern 94). In response to this, they sent Pittston each person’s statement of how what they remebered from the accident. This was in an attempt to, “turn this more definite statement into a compelling story of mental and emotional suffering, to begin providing details of psychic impairment and survival syndrome,” (Stern 94).…

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  • Symbolism In Anne Tyler's The Accidental Tourist Macon

    “The instant he unlocked the door, they heard the water”. The urgency of Tyler mentioning the water running could be seen as symbol for all the problems Macon has bottled up in that house and the instant its opened it start to unravel. The first vocal reaction is then mentioned; Charles simple utters “Oh my God” which helps the reader to visualize the severity of the water damage. The living room is completely destroyed by the water, the ceiling was saturated, plaster covered the furniture, and…

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  • The California Earthquake

    Imagine: you’re in your house, doing homework, when the ground suddenly jerks beneath your feet. With a second pitch your chair lerchs, chucking you into the air. You hit the ground hard then crawl underneath the table grabbing hold of the legs as ground continues to jerk. What you just experienced was an earthquake. There is often no warning and extensive damage. In 2005 my grandma, who lives in California, was in her apartment when one occurred. Though no serious damage where she lived,…

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  • California Vs Murray

    In Civil Law, negligence is an action done carelessly by the defendant which results in the plaintiff getting harmed. The four elements of negligence are: duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages. The reasonable person standard applies to the defendant, so that the harmful situation can be fixed. The three elements of the reasonable person standard are: likelihood of the occurrence, seriousness of the harm, and the cost to eliminate the harm. The case of California v. Murray (The People of…

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  • Reliance Pay Advantages And Disadvantages

    Essay B Reliance damages represent the monetary value of the expenses and opportunities the plaintiff wasted under a contract. Reliance damages look backwards in an attempt to undo the effects of a contract. Additionally, there are numerous other types of damages such as expectation, account of profits, nominal, liquidated, and punitive damages. In contrast with reliance damages, expectation damages look forward in an attempt to fulfill a contract; “give me what I expected to receive. Put me in…

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  • Jnov To Trimble Case Study

    Statement of the Case The Superior Court erred in granting JNOV to Trimble because RDS presented evidence from which a jury could find that RDS sustained damage as a result of Trimble’s tortious conduct and breach of contract. The Superior Court erred in granting JNOV to Trimble because a reasonable jury could have found that Trimble was liable for Intentional or Negligent Misrepresentation, Breach of Contract, or Breach of Fiduciary Duty. The Superior Court erred in granting JNOV to Trimble…

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  • Essay On Loma Prieta Earthquake

    in Loma Prieta and made its way to Oakland and around the bay area. This earthquake caused billions in damages with 3,800 people injured and left 62 people dead. My mother was living in Oakland at the time and remembers a lot when the earthquake hit. Although my parents were not together at the time of the earthquake my dad also experienced the shake all the way in Novato, California. The aftermath of the earthquake really caused many to refocus on how to rebuild better materials and structures…

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