compensatory damages


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compensatory damages

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.
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My friend didn't understand that the term compensatory damages encompasses more than the doctor bills and damages to his motorcycle.
Accordingly, the Plaintiff will be awarded a total of $632,888 in compensatory damages.
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.
A federal judge said BP must indemnify Transocean for some compensatory damage claims over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The twin reasons for compensatory damages are to make the victim "whole" and to punish the tortfeasor.
Malpractice damages are of two sorts, compensatory damages and punitive damages (the latter will be discussed in a subsequent column).
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.
the compensatory damages remedy necessarily values harm equally across
It awarded $250 million in punitive damages to a class of 5,600 female sales reps and $3.36 million in compensatory damages to 12 named plaintiffs who claimed gender and pregnancy discrimination.
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.