Remoteness of damage

Remoteness of damage

  Hadley v Baxendale (1854) 9 Exch 341 Established claimants may only recover losses which reasonably arise naturally from the breach or are within the parties’ contemplation when contracting. Facts The claimant, Hadley, owned a mill featuring a broken crankshaft. The claimant engaged Baxendale, the defendant, to transport the crankshaft …

Pinnel’s Case (1602) 5 Co Rep 117

Pinnel’s Case (1602) 5 Co Rep 117

Whether part payment of a debt can be good consideration. Facts: Defendant Cole owned plaintiff Pinnel a sum of money. Pinnel sued Cole for recovery of debt. Defendant only paid plaintiff partially before due date on the agreement between them as a full settlement of the whole debt. Later on …