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Failure to Mitigate Damages in California

How does the legal doctrine of failure to mitigate damages in California work?

A plaintiff has a duty to mitigate his or her damages and “will not be able to recover for any losses which could have been thus avoided.” Shaffer v. Debbas (1993) 17 Cal.App.4th 33, 41; Mayes v. Sturdy Northern Sales, Inc. (1979) 91 Cal.App.3d 69, 85 [a plaintiff may not recover for damages avoidable through ordinary care and reasonable exertion].

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