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Key information

Court
High Court of Australia

Judges
Mason CJ
Brennan J
Deane J
Dawson J
Toohey J
Gaudron J
McHugh J

Issues
Damages - remoteness

Full case
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Australia

Commonwealth v Amann Pty Ltd

High Court of Australia (1991) 174 CLR 92

 

Quick summary

Facts

Forthcoming

Held

On the issue of remoteness (at p 99):

"The crucial question is whether, on the information available to the defendant when the contract was made, he should, or the reasonable man in his position would, have realised that such loss was sufficiently likely to result from the breach of contract to make it proper to hold that the loss flowed naturally from the breach or that loss of that kind should have been within his contemplation."
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