actual 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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As to plaintiff's claim for damages from defendant's violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, plaintiff was unable to establish actual damages, but the magistrate judge found that an award of $1,000 in statutory damages and $10,000 in punitive damages was appropriate.
Louis circuit court jury fined New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson $550 million in actual damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages over a lawsuit alleging that the pharmaceutical giant's talcum powder caused ovarian cancer in women over several years.A St.
<br />An administrative law judge overturned the manner of death finding in 2015 and a commissioner with the state Industrial Commission subsequently awarded Santimore $108,986 in actual damages and $250,000 in compensatory damages.
<br />After a two-week trial, the jury sided with the plaintiffs and awarded Sea Island more than $738,000 in actual damages and nearly $470,000 in punitive damages.
* Rectification expenseto correct actual damages or prevent potential damages resulting from negligent acts, errors or omission in covered professional services in an effort to correct issues in real time that may arise on a project to help avoid or reduce third-party claims and litigation.
Since the 2001 amendment to the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA), (1) which gave the green light to competitors' claims for "actual damages" for unfair competition, employers have attempted to use the statute to seek relief against former employees who form competing businesses.
That was because, the court explained, the Insurance Code only allows an insured to recover actual damages "caused by" the insurer's statutory violation.
Louis awarded the family of $10 million in actual damages and $62 million of punitive damages, according to reports about the case (Fox v.
20, 2012) ("Unlike the CFA, a plaintiff asserting a claim under TCCWNA need not have suffered any actual damages.").
The jury awarded $400,000 in actual damages and $250,000 in punitive damages against the newspaper and Wren.
Instead, let plaintiffs prove actual damages and go from there.