compensatory damages


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Related to compensatory damages: nominal damages, punitive damages, Consequential damages, aggravated 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.
In 2001, according to The National Law Journal, the median ratio of punitive to compensatory damages was 3-to-l: it jumped to 4.
subsidiary of the British drug giant, to pay $40 million in compensatory damages and $175 million in punitive damages.
lead plaintiff lawyer in the $51 million jury verdict against Merck, said a federal judge's ruling on compensatory damages, in fact, supports the jury's finding of liability and is a "positive development" for his client and others suing Merck.
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.
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.
Fullerton, CA 9/24/03 and Singapore, 9/24/03--A California superior court jury has awarded Beckman Coulter $931 million in punitive damages and $3 million in compensatory damages in its lawsuit against Flextronics International and Flextronics USA.
The decision in Gore had not said a particular ratio between punitive and compensatory damages would be acceptable, but State Farm v.