treble damages


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treble damages

A court award of damages in an amount three times greater than some proven value such as actual damages. It is intended as a punishment to a wrongdoer. Most government regulations that grant to the public the right to sue if there is a violation also grant the right to receive treble damages.

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22) Part II of this Note recounts the history of chapter 149, section 150, specifically focusing on the treble damages provision.
Finally, the State Farm court suggested that the mandatory nature of treble damages under RICO (182) confirms that such damages are essentially remedial.
The Court awarded the following damages to the tenant; (i) $674 reimbursement for the moving expenses incurred; (ii) although the court could have awarded three times the $674 in treble damages sustained by the tenant, the Judge awarded $326, raising the recoverable damages to $1,000; (iii) $250 for the tenants suffering of aggravation, annoyance and harassment sustained by Ms.
The government may also seek treble damages and other penalties through the False Claims Act;
Thus, a buyer could potentially become responsible for refunding overcharges and even treble damages on monies collected by the seller.
If there is an overcharge complaint, and the property is bought out of foreclosure, the new owner is not responsible for treble damages, he added.
Healthcare brought suit against Healthsource and sought injunctive relief and treble damages for alleged antitrust and state law violations based on Healthsource's exclusivity option provision in its contractual arrangements with participating primary care physicians in New Hampshire.
Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the European Commission (including purported class actions seeking treble damages for alleged unlawful competitive practices, and purported class actions related to alleged disclosure and fiduciary duty violations pertaining to alleged unlawful competitive practices, which were filed after the announcement of the DOJ investigation), as well as the impact of potential violations of the U.
In the past, a missing registration would result in a freeze in rents to the year prior to the missing registration year, plus the imposition of treble damages.
9 million in Superfund penalties and treble damages for violating an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cleanup order, it was announced today by the EPA.
Department of Justice ("DOJ") (including purported class actions seeking treble damages for alleged unlawful competitive practices, and purported class actions related to alleged disclosure and fiduciary duty violations pertaining to alleged unlawful competitive practices, which were filed after the announcement of the DOJ investigation, as well as a likely fine by the EC in respect of certain employee misconduct in Europe); impact of potential violations of the U.
Limitation on Treble Damages: The Legislature has stated that treble damages shall not be imposed by DHCR against an owner based solely on that owner's failure to file a timely or proper initial or annual rent registration statement