9 Damages For Delay
John E. Stannard
9.01 In many cases the promisee may wish, either instead of or in addition to the exercise of other remedies, to secure compensation of some sort for the delay. This can be done either by suing for the recovery of damages at common law, or by relying on a provision for compensation in the contract itself. In this chapter we shall consider damages for delay at common law. The situation where the contract itself provides for the payment of compensation by way of liquidated damages, penalties or deposits will be dealt with in Chapter 13. 9.02 The general purpose of...