compensatory damages


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Noun1.compensatory damages - (law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensatedcompensatory damages - (law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
amends, damages, indemnification, redress, restitution, indemnity - a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
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8 Million in compensatory damages for ordinary negligence, $1.
Indemnification from compensatory damages is key for Transocean," whose litigation exposure is now "materially diminished," UBS Securities analyst Angie Sedita wrote in a research note.
Punitive damages are frequently bundled with compensatory damages in medical malpractice lawsuits.
In 2001, according to The National Law Journal, the median ratio of punitive to compensatory damages was 3-to-l: it jumped to 4.
SUPREME COURT HOLDS, AS MATTER OF MARITIME COMMON LAW, THAT INHERENT INCONSISTENCIES IN JURY DETERMINATIONS OF PUNITIVE DAMAGES JUSTIFIES LIMITING SAME TO NO MORE THAN AMOUNT OF COMPENSATORY DAMAGES
subsidiary of the British drug giant, to pay $40 million in compensatory damages and $175 million in punitive damages.
First, owners must understand the difference between consequential damages and compensatory damages.
A jury verdict awarded the former prisoner $1,500 in compensatory damages but no punitive damages.
4 million in compensatory damages and another $65 million in punitive charges.
paid in settlement of the taxpayer's actual or potential liability for a fine or penalty (civil or criminal)"; it also states that compensatory damages do not constitute a fine or similar penalty.
In November 2002, a court awarded CGB nearly $2 million--$685,000 in compensatory damages and $1.
They sued for fraud when they learned the truth, receiving $17,811 in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages.