foreseeability rule

noun

  • Contract Law

Definitions of foreseeability rule

  • an established standard that damages may only be obtained when it can be shown that the injury could be reasonably expected at the time the contract was entered into by the breaching party (= the party that did not perform under the contract)

    California courts have begun to retreat from liberal use of the foreseeability rule and have tried, instead, to determine whether in any given case the actor owed some duty to protect the injured party from harm.

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