What is the test for damages under section 3333 of the California Civil Code for breach of contract?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from Sabadia v. Holland & Knight LLP, B242773 (Cal. App. 2018):

applicable, as authorized under section 3333, which states that "[f]or the breach of an obligation not arising from contract, the measure of damages, except where otherwise expressly provided by [the Civil Code], is the amount which will compensate for all the detriment proximately caused thereby, whether it could have been anticipated or not." ( 3333; Cory v. Villa Properties (1986) 180 Cal.App.3d 592, 598-599.)

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