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Download Chapter I: Nominal and Substantial Damages (4230 KB)

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Download Chapter III: General and Special Damages (16864 KB)

Download Chapter IV: Present and Prospective Damages (12080 KB)

Download Chapter V: Direct and Consequential Damages (17272 KB)

Download Chapter VI: Liquidated and Unliquidated Damages (5496 KB)

Download Chapter VII: Damages for Nonpayment of Money-Interest (4032 KB)

Download Chapter VIII: Damages for Breach of Contracts Respecting Personal Property (6070 KB)

Download Chapter IX: Damages for Breach of Contracts Respecting Real Estate (8747 KB)

Download Chapter X: Damages for Breach of Contracts Respecting Personal Service (3769 KB)

Download Chapter XI: Damages in Actions Against Carriers (6243 KB)

Download Chapter XII: Damages in Actions Against Telegraph Companies (3928 KB)

Download Chapter XIII: Damages for Causing Death (13131 KB)

Download Chapter XIV: Damages for Injuries to Property (10998 KB)

Download Chapter XV: Damages for Personal Injuries (3725 KB)

Download Chapter XVI: Aggravation of Damages (10499 KB)

Download Chapter XVII: Mitigation of Damages (6317 KB)

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The following selection of cases in the law of Damages has been made primarily for use in connection with the lectures upon that subject given in the Law Department of the University of Michigan. The purpose has been partly to supply illustrations of the application of principles referred to in the lectures, and partly to supplement the lectures by rounding out the view of certain flelde not otherwise completely developed.

Arbitrary, but inexorable, considerations of size and price have determined the scope of the selection; and, for reasons perhaps suficiently obvious, preference has been given, when pqssible, to cases which have appeared in the National Reporter System. It is, however, due to the publishers to say that, with respect to both of the considerations above mentioned, their attitude has been constantly generous.

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Cases on the Law of Damages