actual damages


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Related to actual damages: nominal damages, Liquidated damages, general damages, compensatory damages, Special damages
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Noun1.actual damages - (law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensatedactual 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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Awards only $157 dollars in actual damages for certain statements found to be defamatory
Currently, homeowners can recover up to three times the cost of actual damages if TWIA officials knowingly do wrong.
sum of--(A) actual damages sustained by the individual as a result
Plaintiffs will need to spend significantly more time and money on their lawsuits in order to provide evidence of their actual damages.
The penalties for violating the FACTA can include actual damages, statutory damages up to $1,000 punitive damages per violation (with no cap on class action damages), attorneys' fees, and civil penalties up to $2,500.
Mishoe brought suit against the hospital claiming both actual damages and punitive damages.
The parties began settlement discussions to determine the government's estimated actual damages; they also discussed trebling actual damages under the FCA.
Kennedy suggested a "single-digit" standard, in which punitive awards--damages levied in order to punish a defendant--should be no more than 10 times the award for actual damages, in most cases.
Actual damages, Bowen said, are tough to show, so legal action based on the law would not happen.
com and Michael Marino for defamation and is seeking actual damages of $2 million and punitive damages of $3 million.
4 million in actual damages and US$20 million each in punitive damages.
The appeals court affirmed the award of actual damages rather than nominal damages in the amount of $36,500, and the award of punitive damages in the amount of $18,250.