Damages intended to compensate the injured party for the harm suffered.Contrast with punitive damages to punish the wrongdoer,and nominal damages awarded to recognize that a right was violated or a duty breached,but no harm done.
Plaintiffs also sued the enforcer who actually hit the boys, Kolbeck, in a separate suit, resulting in a damages award of $500,000 in compensatory damages and $1 million dollars in punitive damages for the Plaintiffs.
(23) Using a multiplier at the outset may also raise the risk of subsequent plaintiffs inflating their compensatory damages in hopes of increasing their eventual payout should punitive damages apply in their cases.
25 October 2011 - Swiss biopharmaceutical company Actelion (VTX:ATLN) said yesterday that Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Mateo, USA, had permitted Japanese drugmaker Asahi Kasei Pharma Corp to start trial on compensatory damages against Actelion, if the latter refuses a reduction of the jury award by a further USD99.2m (EUR71.6m) by 10 November 2011.
Jose Gonzalez and Glenn Owen, former AT&T customer service technicians who lost their jobs after attending a Jehovah's Witness convention in July 2005, received more than $1.3 million in back pay and compensatory damages from a religious discrimination lawsuit against AT&T, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced July 31.
Guay is asking for $5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages from state Department of Environmental Services Commissioner Thomas Burack, Attorney General Kelly Ayotte, the Concord Police Department, Concord police Detective Sean Ford and the city of Concord.