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FirstPoint: reissue of Damages title

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The FirstPoint classification scheme constantly evolves in response to judicial case law developments. The latest major change to the FirstPoint classification scheme is the updating of the Damages title. 

The Damages title covers case law on the assessment of monetary compensation for breaches of contract and for torts such as negligence, in particular relating to personal injury.

Cases on the principles of damages assessment, including limitations on the amount of damages, the effect of taxation, mitigation of damages and the availability of additional damages such as exemplary, punitive, aggravated or like damages, are included in this title.

Individual classifications within this title have more than doubled with this update, giving a researcher access to more, detailed categories and greater choice when browsing the new classifications or filtering search results by classification.

New classifications include:

          Parasitic damages

          Reflective loss damages


          Loss of chance or opportunity

          Wasted expenditure

          Contract for enjoyment

          Fund management expenses.


By Diane Champion
Senior Legal Editor

Diane Champion is a senior legal editor in the Cases Team at Thomson Reuters. Diane has been working at Thomson Reuters (and its predecessors) since 1996 as part of the team providing content for FirstPoint, new Westlaw and the Australian Digest suite of products. Diane also edits Commonwealth Statutes Annotations.

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