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exemplary damages

The same thing as punitive damages. See damages.
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I have suggested that the predominance of the desire to seek retribution provides a plausible explanation for the nonsurvivability rule, and that the desire to effect general deterrence is less salient than prevailing rationales for punitive damages (28) would imply.
It is not entirely clear, however, in what sense posthumous punitive damages "punish" heirs.
That is, even if the heirs are made no worse off financially than they deserve to be, the gesture of imposing punitive damages communicates censure and thus constitutes unacceptable punishment of the innocent.
justify punitive damages recovery for OPA claims and general maritime
justifications arguing that punitive damages are a necessary punishment
the history of punitive damages recovery for oil spills.
Punitive damages may be "appropriate and just" as contemplated by Rule 1.
The notion that one is not entitled to punitive damages for actions cognizable in equity may itself be based on a mistaken rationale, namely that equity could not punish wrongdoers by providing punitive damages.
The dissent's confident assertion that punitive damages "were not available" in equity, ibid.
He noted that studies of punitive damages do not demonstrate a significant problem of frequent large awards or even a significant growth in the size of awards.
American punitive damages have been the target of audible criticism in recent decades, but the most recent studies tend to undercut much of it.
Souter said that the discretion of judges and juries leads to widely divergent punitive damages awards, which he compared to the great disparity in sentences in federal courts before the federal sentencing guidelines.