General Damages

Legal Definition and Related Resources of General Damages

Meaning of General Damages

These damages are such as the law will presume to be the direct natural or probable consequence of the act complained of. See Myers v Stephens, 43 Cal. Rptr. 420, 233 C.A.2d 184. special damages , on the other hand, are such as the law will not infer from the nature of the act. They do not follow in the ordinary course ; they are exceptional in their character . general damages need not be pleaded while it is necessary to plead special damages. See Pantene v Demos, 375 N.E.2d 480, 59 III. App.3d 328.

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