consequential damages

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Consequential damages, also called special damages) are a form of remedy that can be claimed by the plaintiff against the defendant for the harm done as a consequence of the defendant's actions. The consequential damages do not necessarily have to arise from the direct wrongful action of the defendant, but result naturally from the act, as defined in the case of Haynes & Boone v. Bowser Bouldin (para.182).

Compare: General damages

[Last updated in March of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team]