Proximate Damages – compensation for reasonably foreseeable harm that directly, immediately. and naturally results from the wrongful act

proximate damages:
(1870)

1. Compensation for reasonably foreseeable harm that directly, immediately. and naturally results from the act complained of. [1]

1. As opposed to remote damages, damages that may be recovered in a tort case, i.e., damages that are the direct result of the wrongful act. [2]

References:

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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