compensatory 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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District Judge Vince Chhabria maintained that the $5.27 million in compensatory damages awarded by a jury supported the evidence brought against Bayer for Hardeman's claims.
Supreme Court rulings limit the ratio of punitive to compensatory damages to 9 to 1.
The Retirees seek injunctive and declaratory relief in the form of an order requiring the [defendant] City [of Pawtucket] to recalculate and pay the pensions owed to the retirees with the cost of living adjustment ('COLA') benefits that had been denied, and compensatory damages for the breach of contract, Contracts Clause, and Due Process Clause claims.
Kelly sued Finkler, Berg, and Berg's homeowner's insurer, Manitowoc Mutual Insurance Company, and a jury awarded Kelly compensatory damages for her personal injuries.
We will pay compensatory damages for BI or PD for which any covered person becomes legally liable because of an auto accident.
The Plaintiff requests compensatory damages, punitive damages, and attorneys' fees.
Arbitrators with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority say that the broker-dealer is liable for compensatory damages to Kimberly Rose and must reword the reason for her 2014 termination in her regulatory records.
(3) The test involves weighing the reprehensibility of the defendant's actions, the ratio of punitive damages to compensatory damages, and the comparable criminal and civil punishments typically imposed upon a similar bad actor.
She was seeking $5 million in compensatory damages and an undetermined amount of punitive damages but won a larger verdict when the court ruled in her favor in November 2012.
Rather than awarding a single punitive damage award in each case, under the multiplier approach, a jury sets a mathematical relationship between punitive and compensatory damages by establishing a dollar-for-dollar ratio after hearing evidence of the reprehensibility of the defendant's conduct, including consideration of the harm to nonparties.
Following trial, the jury returned a $5.1 Million verdict against LRHC, awarding $1.8 Million in compensatory damages for ordinary negligence, $1.9 Million in compensatory damages for medical negligence, and $1.4 Million in compensatory damages for violation of the Residents' Rights Act (RRA).