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consequential damages

noun [plural]
 
 
LAW, INSURANCE money that a law court orders a person or company to pay to someone else for problems or losses that happen as a result of a mistake or illegal action that they were originally responsible for: Consequential damages are a type of compensation for losses that are caused indirectly by a particular event, for example the loss of future earnings suffered by the victim of a traffic accident.
(Definition of consequential damages from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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