Commentary

147 Damages for losses of third parties

BUILDING AND ENGINEERING vol 5
| Commentary

147 Damages for losses of third parties

| Commentary

147 Damages for losses of third parties

In general, although a third party may now be able to recover losses on his own account1, a contracting party cannot recover damages for losses suffered by third parties2. However, a number of exceptions to this principle have developed3, including the possibility that losses suffered by a company may be regarded also as losses suffered by its associated company or a major shareholder4. Moreover, where it was known that a building under construction was likely to be transferred on completion to a third party, who

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