What is the quantum of damages that a plaintiff can expect from a third party to recover from a breach of contract?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Bajwa v Habib, 2018 BCSC 1822 (CanLII):

However, there can also be no doubt that any damages are subject to the usual limits concerning remoteness, the classic statement of which is found in Hadley v. Baxendale, (1854), 9 Ex. 341, 156 E.R. 145 at 151: Where two parties have made a contract which one of them has broken, the damages which the other party ought to receive in respect of such breach of contract should be such as may fairly and reasonably be considered either arising naturally, i.e., according to the usual course of things, from such breach of contract itself, or such as may reasonably be supposed to have been in the contemplation of both parties, at the time they made the contract, as the probable result of the breach of it. . . .

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