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White & Case Technology Newsflash On December 15, 2014, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled in PNC Bank v.Wolters Kluwer Financial Services that defendant Wolters Kluwer Financial Services ("WKFS") was not liable for certain breach of contract damages relating to a malfunction in software WKFS had licensed to PNC Bank ("PNC"). %PDF-1.5 0000004542 00000 n h�b```b``.``e`��� ̀ �@16�:0���Á��A�,,б�j�+����!��3c'���f�g$o1��z ��I���K"ñ�}L�x����\Šq�unì� �9�k;��[9�f�ܺ��t:�` Clause 10.1: "Neither party will be liable to the other for any indirect or consequential loss, (both of which include, without limitation, pure economic loss, loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and like loss ;DZ��,O��s��i�6�� ��]�s=����?�������%~kh��p�%�a� N6w�Hcz�j��s���gP�j�ț?T!x�� So, for example, in one reported case, a limitation clause purported to exclude liability for “loss of anticipated profits … or for indirect or consequential damage”. Or they could be direct damages and recoverable. ! These exclusions include: 1. Drafting Exclusion of Consequential Damages Clauses Posted on 12-18-2018 By: Timothy Murray ONE TIME, I WAS REVIEWING THE TERMS OF A PROPOSED contract with an executive for a client that was buying a product for a significant sum of money. The manufacturer client makes a claim for liquidated damages. 0000018486 00000 n <>/Border[0 0 0]/Contents(Law and Economics Commons)/Rect[269.1719 212.4906 406.9795 224.2094]/StructParent 6/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> endobj 4 0 obj endobj ( This decision highlights the dangers of mis-using the words "indirect and consequential loss" in an exclusion clause. The Agreement contained the following clause excluding indirect and consequential loss: "Neither party shall be liable… for any indirect or consequential loss or … When dealing with direct damages, these are paid to a plaintiff to reimburse the individual for something the defendant was responsible for doing but failed to do. endstream <>/ExtGState<>/XObject<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 595.32 841.92] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> In some cases, a capon damages may be used. x��X]s7}�W詃g\��oe2���i�ډ�����tְ6�,,�%���{�X-,v3��e1+�{t?ι�w2/��dX��/{��YJz��c�,_�"�g���qF�C9� ����c8e�G�Д+� � ������:��wz��U�⌰����H͓�T:��`�����]��/���6K�e�@>�E��#2��s>֟8%�B7�7�. <> other property or equipment, loss of profits or revenue, loss of use of. You can rely […] 193 0 obj Information that was developed independently of the information contained in the confidentiality agreement. The additional costs incurred by the plaintiff resulting from the breach of contract will be awarded to the plai… The defendant relied upon the exclusion clause, arguing that the exclusion clause had defined "indirect or consequential" losses as including "the liabilities of the Customer to … 2. endobj 184 0 obj 187 0 obj 0000004339 00000 n 186 0 obj A limitation of liability clause permits contracting parties to reduce or eliminate the potential for direct, consequential, special, incidental and indirect damages should there be a breach of contract. They usually take a similar form to the following, which is from clause 17 l a w . However, lost profits on other contracts or relationships resulting from the breach are indirect damages. 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Consequential loss (also known as indirect loss) arises from a special circumstance of the case, not in the usual course of things. 192 0 obj 194 0 obj 2 0 obj [For a follow-up to this post, see this March 2, 2010 blog post.] 0000016803 00000 n It is recoverable only if the paying party knew or should have known of that circumstance when it made the contract, under the second limb of the rule in Hadley v Baxendale [1854] EWHC Exch J70 . <>/MediaBox[0 0 612 792]/Parent 175 0 R/Resources<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/StructParents 0/Tabs/S/Type/Page>> If the clause had been reworded to either delete these words or place them at the end of the clause, it would The risk of a badly drafted exclusion clause is that it is left to the courts to interpret its meaning, which can often result in a decision which leaves one party exposed to unanticipated liabilities. You should also be sure to name standard exclusions on what does not constitute confidential information. endobj 191 0 obj 3 0 obj %PDF-1.7 %���� <>>> endobj They spell out the division of risk between the parties, and expressly exclude some types of loss (or cover other types through express warranties and indemnities). Consequential damages are damages that proximately result from a breach of a contract. 2. 0000002770 00000 n Clause 26.1 of the PPA provided: Neither the Project Entity nor SECWA shall be liable to the other party in contract, tort, warranty, strict liability, or any other legal theory for any indirect, consequential, incidental, punitive or exemplary damages or loss of profits. 3. c o l u m b i a . power system, cost of capital, cost of purchased or replacement power, or. For example, the exclusion of liability clause in ENAA 1996 (GC 30.2) refers to “any indirect, special or consequential loss or damage”. Exclusion of Consequential Damages IN NO EVENT WILL VENDOR BE LIABLE FOR LOST PROFITS OR LOSS OF BUSINESS OR FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT. He decided that it was best to construe the clause as if it read “for loss of production, profits, business, indirect losses or consequential damages of any other kind”. In no event either party shall be liable for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages arising out of a breach of this Agreement, including but not limited to damages for profit loss. 189 0 obj One of the most common types of clause is one that attempts to limit liability for “indirect or consequential” loss or damage. Good exclusion clauses do not leave it to the case law to decide what will be direct or indirect loss. Incidental damages: These are expenses incurred by a buyer in connection with rejection of nonconforming goods delivered by the seller in breach of contract, or by a seller in connection with wrongful rejection by a buyer of conforming goods delivered by the seller to the buyer. 2l+�R5&mn0; �>`�`�a\�p��*��܅�3XrU�v�:�V�0F0�0.c�d(c09�����ŀY�Q)�w1p�p��0d��~n�[@Z����'(�Xf��Y[��[email protected]� �U the usual course of things, from the breach; that made them direct losses, not indirect losses. 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Each Party waives any right to recover consequential, incidental, indirect, exemplary, punitive or any other types of indirect damages from the other Party for a breach of this Agreement. <>/Border[0 0 0]/Contents(�� \n h t t p s : / / s c h o l a r s h i p . 182 0 obj ����tW�[email protected][email protected]�e�Zl�l�ۚ8��a�����#��M�jr�����ŘV�K�li4D���Z�h��ړ����,�5�^�3?�Q�m�|���o��v7�&w�B�&nݐ�ʩF(�>r�T)O��~���B��r?TT�J5�g�S�Tb�Ah. 185 0 obj endobj 0000006194 00000 n <> 1 0 obj 0000016987 00000 n The point remains, however, that someone thought that they really needed to put the phrase “consequential or special” in the damages exclusion clause for the benefit of the Builder and the inclusion of that phrase actually resulted 183 0 obj A Party that breaches this Agreement will only be liable to the other Party for direct damages arising from the breach. 0000006931 00000 n Similarly, the exclusion of liability clause in the FIDIC Silver Book (Sub Clause 17.6) refers to “indirect or consequential loss or damage”. 182 20 The criterion in either case ACME was aware of the clause that called for $1,000 per 0000003543 00000 n endobj Traditionally, the English courts have applied a very narrow interpretation to indirect loss and expense exclusion clauses. endobj Thus, as we have seen through this sample of cases, while the Texas courts generally respect the parties’ contractual language classifying certain damages as direct or consequential, the courts will closely examine the circumstances giving rise to the claim. 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It was argued that any reasonable businessperson would understand that loss of revenue is an indirect or cost, for example <> 0000001480 00000 n <>/Border[0 0 0]/Contents([email protected])/Rect[206.4902 72.3516 300.5024 82.8984]/StructParent 8/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> To take an example, all loss of profit would therefore be excluded endobj %%EOF <>/Border[0 0 0]/Contents(Contracts Commons)/Rect[137.2383 212.4906 229.1133 224.2094]/StructParent 5/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> The contractor sought to rely on a clause which excluded liability for indirect or consequential damages. endobj 0000002284 00000 n endobj %���� <>stream 0000001993 00000 n It is well established that an exclusion of indirect and consequential loss does not exclude any loss which arises as a direct and natural consequence of the breach of contract. startxref EXCLUSION OF INDIRECT DAMAGES. I have in front of me a contract—it’s for the sale of goods—that contains the following provision excluding certain kinds of damages: Neither party will be responsible or held liable for any consequential, special, or incidental losses or damages. The Court of Appeal also cast doubt on the previously held belief that the meaning of the term "consequential losses" in the context of an exclusion clause merely excluded liability losses falling within the second limb of Hadley v Baxendale (namely, losses that were not the natural result of a breach of contract, but would, nevertheless, have been within the reasonable contemplation of the parties, at … 190 0 obj <>/Border[0 0 0]/Contents(�� \n h t t p s : / / s c h o l a r s h i p . endobj 0000003212 00000 n 188 0 obj endobj 0000000016 00000 n 0000003882 00000 n xref When the terms of a contract's "mutual waiver of consequential damages" clause are being negotiated, the parties involved may not appreciate the differences between consequential and direct damages. endobj Consequential loss exclusion clause fails to shut out damages in IT system dispute Print Twitter LinkedIn The High Court decision in GB Gas v Accenture illustrates once again that under English law an exclusion of liability for indirect or consequential loss often has little practical effect. <>/Border[0 0 0]/Contents(Faculty Publications)/Rect[441.5747 612.5547 540.0 625.4453]/StructParent 3/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> 0000002076 00000 n Information that the rece… 0000001664 00000 n c o l u m b i a . 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