avoidable consequences

avoidable consequences
avoidable con·se·quenc·es n: mitigation of damages (1)

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

avoidable consequences
The doctrine that places the responsibility of minimizing damages upon the person who has been injured.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


avoidable consequences
The doctrine that places the responsibility of minimizing damages upon the person who has been injured.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • avoidable consequences doctrine — Precluding recovery of damages flowing from consequences reasonably avoidable by plaintiff. 22 Am J2d Damg § 30 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • avoidable consequences doctrine — Doctrine imposes duty on person injured to minimize damages. Baglio v. N. Y. Central R. Co., 344 Mass. 14, 180 N.E.2d 798. The general rule relating to duty of party who has been wronged by breach of contract to mitigate damages; i.e. to not sit… …   Black's law dictionary

  • avoidable consequences doctrine — Doctrine imposes duty on person injured to minimize damages. Baglio v. N. Y. Central R. Co., 344 Mass. 14, 180 N.E.2d 798. The general rule relating to duty of party who has been wronged by breach of contract to mitigate damages; i.e. to not sit… …   Black's law dictionary

  • damages — A pecuniary compensation or indemnity, which may be recovered in the courts by any person who has suffered loss, detriment, or injury, whether to his person, property, or rights, through the unlawful act or omission or negligence of another. A… …   Black's law dictionary

  • damages — A pecuniary compensation or indemnity, which may be recovered in the courts by any person who has suffered loss, detriment, or injury, whether to his person, property, or rights, through the unlawful act or omission or negligence of another. A… …   Black's law dictionary

  • avoidance — I (cancellation) noun abrogation, annulling, annulment, cancelling, cessation, discontinuation, dismissal, invalidation, making useless, nullifying, quashing, removal, rendering void, rescission, setting aside, vacating, vacation, voidance… …   Law dictionary

  • doctrine — doc·trine / däk trən/ n: a principle established through judicial decisions compare law, precedent doc·tri·nal / trə nəl/ adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • mitigation of damages — 1: a doctrine in tort and contract law: a person injured by another is required to mitigate his or her losses resulting from the injury whether the patient shares any fault and whether the patient has satisfied the requirements of mitigation of… …   Law dictionary

  • aggravation of damages — A phrase of several connotations: (1) an increase in compensable damages because of the circumstances which surrounded the injury; (2) an increase in the damages suffered resulting from the failure of the injured party to seek medical relief or… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • avoid — avoidable, adj. avoidably, adv. avoider, n. /euh voyd /, v.t. 1. to keep away from; keep clear of; shun: to avoid a person; to avoid taxes; to avoid danger. 2. to prevent from happening: to avoid falling. 3. Law. to make void or of no effect;… …   Universalium

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