Contributory negligence (Contract)

From Uni Study Guides
Jump to: navigation, search

Contributory negligence is where some carelessness on the part of the plaintiff has also contributed to the loss he suffered as a result of the defendant's breach of contract. Legislation throughout Australia permits the court to reduce the awarded damages in such cases, to the extent that it is 'just and equitable'.[1]

This article is a topic within the subject Contracts.

Required Reading

Paterson, Robertson & Duke, Contract: Cases and Materials (Lawbook Co, 11th ed, 2009), pp. 698-9 [27.205-27.210].

References

Casebook refers to Paterson, Robertson & Duke, Contract: Cases and Materials (Lawbook Co, 11th ed, 2009).

Textbook refers to Paterson, Robertson & Duke, Principles of Contract Law (Lawbook Co, 3rd ed, 2009).

ACL refers to the Australian Consumer Law.

  1. Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1965 (NSW), s 9 (1).
Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox