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Damages

Meanings and phrases

damages

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury; amends; indemnity; indemnification; restitution; redress

actual damages

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated; compensatory damages; general damages

compensatory damages

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated; actual damages; general damages
E.g.
  • Instead, compensatory damages, not a full account of profit, were appropriate.
  • The restitutionary and compensatory damages, thought the Court, should be alternatives.
  • The amount awarded included $15.2 million in compensatory damages and $40.4 million in punitive damages.

double damages

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. twice the amount that a court would normally find the injured party entitled to

exemplary damages

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct); punitive damages; smart money

general damages

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated; actual damages; compensatory damages

nominal damages

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (law) a trivial sum (usually $1.00) awarded as recognition that a legal injury was sustained (as for technical violations of a contract)

punitive damages

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct); exemplary damages; smart money
E.g.
  • The punitive damages were reduced by $400,000 on appeal.
  • Bad faith lawsuits may result in large awards of punitive damages.
  • Holland increased the punitive damages to $4.5 billion, plus interest.

treble damages

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. three times the amount that a court would normally find the injured party entitled to

million in damages

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The suit asked for US$600 million in damages.
  • The flood was responsible for over $26 million in damages.
  • In 2016, Samsung was ordered to pay $399 million in damages.

damages caused

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Over 80% of Japanese temples suffer from damages caused by raccoons.
  • It took two years to repair the damages caused during the occupation.
  • The damages caused to the fort can still be seen on its walls and open spaces.

damages against

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Spanish government then announced that it was investigating a claim for damages against Germany.
  • On August 3, 2018, a federal jury awarded six North Carolina residents $470 million in damages against Murphy-Brown LLC.
  • Invasion of the right to privacy can be the basis for a lawsuit for damages against the person or entity violating the right.

pay damages

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Publishers MGN had previously apologised and offered to pay damages.
  • In February 2012, the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Lyon condemned Monsanto to pay damages to François.
  • He was ordered to pay damages of 50,000 baht on average to each of the six plaintiffs within 30 days of the ruling.
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