Special damage


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Related to Special damage: compensatory damages, actual damages
(Law) a damage resulting from the act complained of, as a natural, but not the necessary, consequence of it.
- Bouvier.

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The panel discussed terrorism, class actions, special damage suits and the importance of risk management analysis internally and externally.
Four fire engines and the special damage control unitwere called to the complex in Melwood Drive, West Derby.
His mum Wendy and the other children's families want compensation for "bereavement" and "special damage".
Daniel's mum Wendy and the families of the other three have now launched unprecedented legal action seeking compensation for "bereavement" and "special damage".
The person suing must usually prove special damage, with certain exceptions such as allegations about professional conduct.
The trial judge's description of Keays's condition explains the original award of mental distress damages the Supreme Court left intact even when it overturned the other special damage awards: "The devastating impact of the termination on Mr.
like Defendant (as noted above) could recover general damages for libel without pleading or proving special damage if the libelous article had a tendency to damage it in its line of business.
Consistent with this hypothesis, the article finds evidence using data on over 17,000 closed bodily injury claims that special damage claims that exceed their expected value receive proportionally lower general damage awards than claims that do not.
(89) The court found Turpin highly persuasive in considering the Harbeson children's wrongful life claim, particularly with regard to the rationale for awarding special damages. (90) Moreover, in addition to wishing to allocate these costs to the negligent doctors, the Harbeson court also wished to deter negligent doctors.
In a case of first impression in the state, the Supreme Court of Texas ruled that increased proximity damages attributable to a state's condemnation of a partial strip of land were compensable as "special damages."
Slander in contrast was only treated as a criminal offense when special damages were claimed for imputing to the victim a crime or loathsome disease, or disparaging his or her trade.
Ms Stratton was also awarded special damages, bringing the total award payable to her up to pounds 12,888.
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