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Damages for Harms to Interest in Use and Enjoyment

This lesson covers the basic and specific measures of damages recoverable for tortious injuries to the interest in use and enjoyment of personal property. Students will be acquainted with conceptual and pragmatic problems of valuing the interest in use and enjoyment of personal property.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, students will be able to:
1. Discuss the interest in "use and enjoyment."
2. Discuss how courts consider the cost of renting a substitute.
3. Explain whether inconvenience is recoverable as damages.
4. Analyze the basic and specific measures of damages recoverable for tortious injuries to the interest in use and enjoyment of personal property.
5. Explain several methods used by the courts for valuing the interest.

 

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