What is the range of damages a plaintiff can claim in negligence?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from 614128 Ontario Ltd. o/a Trisan Construction v Epstein, 2017 ONSC 4417 (CanLII):

There are many contingencies to take into consideration. A plaintiff should be compensated for the full amount of its loss, but no more. The goal of compensatory damages is, after all, to put the plaintiff in the position, so far as money can do it, that it would have been in had the negligence not occurred: see, for instance, Ratych v. Bloomer, [1990] 1 S.C.R. 94, at paras. 44-45.

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