Sunday, 19 August 2018

Whether person aggrieved by breach of contract is required to prove that actual loss or damage was suffered by him?

 It can thus be seen that, in every case of breach of a contract, the person aggrieved by the breach, is not required to prove the actual loss or damage suffered by him, before he can claim a decree and the Court is competent to award reasonable compensation in case of breach, even if, no actual damage is "proved", to have been suffered in consequence of the breach of contract. But the expression "whether or not actual damage or loss is proved to have been caused thereby", as appearing in the said section is intended to cover different types of contracts, which come before the Courts. In case of some contracts, it may be impossible for the Courts to asses compensation, arising from such breach. In such cases, the section dispenses with the proof of such loss or damage and the Court can grant the compensation in terms of the liquidated damages, if the sum named by the parties is regarded as a genuine pre-estimate of such loss. 
IN THE HIGH COURT OF BOMBAY AT GOA

Appeal Under Arbitration Act No. 8 of 2016

Decided On: 10.04.2018

Titagarh Wagons Limited Vs. Chowgule and Company Private Limited

Hon'ble Judges/Coram:
C.V. Bhadang, J.

Citation: 2018(4) MHLJ 638.
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