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One of the limitations on the damages a plaintiff can recover for breach of contract is that the plaintiff has a duty to keep the damages as low as reasonably possible. This lesson explores this principle, which is called mitigation. The lesson can be run either as an introduction to mitigation or as a review after you have completed your study.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:

  1. Define the concept of mitigation.
  2. Explain why there is not a "duty" to mitigate.
  3. Apply the concept of mitigation to particular fact situations.
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