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ON THE

MEASURE OF DAMAGES;

OR

AN INQUIRY INTO THE PRINCIPLES WHICH GOVERN
THE AMOUNT OF PECUNIARY COMPENSATION

AWARDED BY COURTS OF JUSTICE.

BY

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

AUTHOR OF "A TREATISE ON STATUTORY AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW."

Cum pro eo quod interest dubitationes antiquæ in infinitum productæ sint, melius nobis visum
est, hujusmodi prolixitatem, prout possibile est, in angustum coarctare.

Cod. De sent. quæ pro eo quod int. prof. lib. vii, tit. xlvii.

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NEW YORK:
BAKER, VOORHIS & CO., LAW PUBLISHERS,

66 NASSAU STREET.

1891.

LIBRARY OF THE
LELAND STANFORD JR. UNIVERSITY.

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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, by

ARTHUR G. SEDGWICK,
in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.

PRESS OF
EDWARD O. JENKINS' SON,
20 NORTH WILLIAM STREET, NEW YORK

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TORTS,

1.-GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS.

$ 428. Torts in general.

429. Measure of relief independent

of form of action.

$ 430. Aggravation and mitigation.

431. Joint wrong-doers.

II.-INJURY TO PERSONAL PROPERTY.

& 432. General rule.

433. Value, how estimated.

434. Value, when estimated.

435. Injury less than destruction.

$ 436. Consequential damages.

437. Expense of avoiding conse-

quences.

438. Recoverable even when it en-

hances loss.

III.-FRAUD.

$ 439. False representations.

440. Other frauds.

18441. Consequential damages.

442. Expenses.

IV.-SLANDER AND LIBEL.

& 443. General rule.

444. Consequential damages.

445. Aggravation-Social and pecu-

niary position of the parties.

446. Repetition.

447. Plea of justification.

448. Mitigation-Disproof of actual

malice.

$ 449. Provocation.

450. Disproof of damage.

451. Bad character of the plaintiff.

452. Truth.

453. Retraction.

454. Rule in Louisiana.

455. Slander of title.

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