Document Type

Research Memorandum

Publication Date




Although under Pennsylvania common law a lessor has a duty to mitigate damages and is unable to claim damages that could have been avoided, no legal proposition exists that an injured lessor who attempts mitigation of damages resulting from a lessee’s misconduct must bear the consequences of a failed effort. Although the lessor received partial mitigation of a claim against a liable lessee, the lessee nonetheless remains liable for his previous breach.


To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.