Meaning of “consequential damages” in the English Dictionary

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"consequential damages" in Business English

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consequential damagesnoun [ plural ]

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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)