Remedies: The Law of Damages
Unlike other texts, this book takes a functional and interest-based approach to the subject. The book is organized not so much according to whether the cause of action is in tort or contract, but rather according to the remedial purposes pursued and the interests at stake. The first part of the book deals with compensation, providing separate chapters that focus on the way in which courts treat different interests: economic, proprietary, physical, and intangible. Part Two describes the function of other non-compensatory damages such as restitutionary, punitive, and nominal damages. In both cases the authors explain when a particular remedy is most appropriate and how that remedy is formulated and applied once chosen. Part Three of the book looks at the limiting or balancing principles that protect the defendant from undue liability, including rules regarding proof and certainty, remoteness, mitigation of damages, and judicial oversight of remedy stipulation.