Direct and Consequential Damages

Direct and Consequential Damages

This course will address legal and equitable remedies for plaintiffs who have established the liability of defendants in contract or tort, including for constitutional torts. It also will address remedial defenses and other limitations on remedies. Finall


This video addresses direct and consequential compensatory damages in breach-of-contract and tort cases. Compensatory money damages are the most common legal remedy. We’ll discuss equitable remedies in other videos.

At the outset, always remember that the goal of compensatory damages is, to the extent possible, to fully compensate a plaintiff; in other words, to make the plaintiff whole, but not to overcompensate.