An equivocal expression, meaning both damages which are so remote as not to be actionable, and damages which are actionable, Eaton v Boston C. & M. R. Co. 51 NH 504; in one sense, the direct or proximate damages, 22 Am J2d Damg § 20; in another sense, indirect damages; damages which are not produced without the concurrence of some other event attributable to the same origin or cause. Loiseau v Arp, 21 SD 566, 114 NW 701. A provision, in a contract for the installation of elevators, against liability of the elevator company for "consequential damages," provides against liability for damages that do not arise according to the usual course of things from the breach of the contract itself, that is, against liability for damages that are the consequence of special circumstances. Boylston Housing Corp. v O’Toole, 321 Mass 528, 74 NE2d 288, 172 ALR 1251. See compensatory damages.
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