nominal damages


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Related to nominal damages: compensatory damages, Liquidated damages, aggravated damages, Consequential damages, Special damages
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Noun1.nominal damages - (law) a trivial sum (usually $1.00) awarded as recognition that a legal injury was sustained (as for technical violations of a contract)
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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Perhaps attempting to ward off a challenge to the award, the district court added $1 in nominal damages to the verdict.
He accepted nominal damages which he gave to charity.
district court in connection with the ban, and is seeking nominal damages and payment for attorney fees.
Hogan awarded $1 in nominal damages, but tacked on $371,362 in attorney fees and $70,829 in litigation costs.
If it cannot be proved, then the plaintiff can only recover nominal damages.
Often the jury will award a token amount, typically $1, as nominal damages.
Known only as Miss B, she was also granted nominal damages of pounds 100 to compensate for the 'trespass' - the unwanted medical treatment involving the ventilator.
Dame Elizabeth also awarded Miss B pounds 100 nominal damages for "unlawful trespass".
00 award was required under Florida law as nominal damages arising from a breach of contract claim.
No jury instruction was requested or given regarding nominal damages.
The court concluded that once the legal right to custodianship of a corpse is established, the "law infers some damage, and if no evidence is given of any particular amount of loss, it declares the right by awarding nominal damages.
In addition to naming her immediate supervisors in the suit, she also sought a judgment against the city for nominal damages and other costs associated with the suit.