English translation: ALL DAMAGES CONSTITUTING A SPECIAL DAMAGE,
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French to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial
French term or phrase:TOUT PREJUDICE CONSTITUANT UN DOMMAGE SPECIAL
THE CONTEXT IS TERMS AND CONDITION OF SALE DOCUMENT THIS CLAUSE DEALS WITH THE COMPANY'S LIABILITY
Le montant maximum de l’indemnité exigible par le client pour toutes les conséquences dommageables directes, sous réserve de ce qui suit, est limité au montant du produit défectueux.
Tout préjudice constituant un dommage spécial, indirect ou imprévisible n’ouvre pas droit à réparation.
No loss constituting special, indirect or unforeseen damage shall give rise to any right to comp,
Explanation: I think the sentence needs to be turned around here into the negative form - we wouldn't say "Any loss etc." because it trips awkwardly off the tongue. Own knowledge and Bridge's Council of Europe Legal Dictionary.
xxxcaroail Local time: 04:45 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 107
Explanation: There shall be no compensation for any special, consequential or unforseen loss.
DAMAGE/DAMAGES : grammar and legalese.
Avoid "damages" in the plural as when in the plural form it means what the French understand by the term "dommages & intérêts". This applies in both fields of civil obligations, liability in tort or under contract. A plaintiff seeks compensation for loss in the form of damages, for example. Gramatically speaking it should be in the singular. Never the less, when in the singular, you cannot say "a damage", "damage" alone does the job.
The use of "all damages" is awkward too. The meaning is "any loss".
However, in English legalese, the correct term is "loss".
Legal training, professional experience in indemnity insurance, in claims for a shipping mutual and professional indemnity in private practice (UK.)