Damages that arise directly and inevitably from a breach of contract. In other words, those damages that would be theoretically suffered by every injured party under these circumstances.
See Consequential (special) damages.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Monetary recovery in a lawsuit for injuries suffered or breach of contract for which there is no exact dollar value that can be calculated. General damages can include, for example, pain and suffering, compensation for a shortened life expectancy, and loss of the companionship of a loved one.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:16 pm