nominal 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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He also asked the judge for nominal damages and a declaratory judgment as remedies for the unlawful stop.
He added: "Mr Parker is entitled to recover more than nominal damages.
Essex Police argued that Mr Barrymore could have been lawfully arrested by another officer, meaning that only an award of nominal damages should be made, rather than the "substantial" sum sought by the star.
But, it is contended that the comedian and TV presenter | Michael Barrymore could have been lawfully arrested by another officer and that, as a result, he is only entitled to nominal damages.
In class action lawsuits, customers generally receive nominal damages, while trial lawyers garner large sums of money.
Pamaran filed the case against Mendez before the Pasay City prosecutors office and asked for damages worth P3 million (P2 million for moral damages under the provisions of the Revised Penal Code, P500,000 for nominal damages, and another P500,000 for litigation costs).
3) the New Brunswick Court of Appeal-considered whether the appellant owner was entitled to damages in the amount of the cost of reinstatement or nominal damages stemming from the failure of the respondent contractor to adhere to the specifications of the underlying contract.
They seek declaratory judgment that the way Philadelphia does this is unconstitutional, and injunction, return of all seized property and nominal damages of one dollar, plus attorney's fees.
As a result, the firm has been ordered to pay nominal damages of PS2.
119) And nominal damages pose problems of their own, in this context.
Independent lawyers suing Saber for nominal damages said he "committed heresy and blasphemy" and also demanded he be given the maximum sentence.
claims, as the numerous nominal damages recoveries in Section 1983 cases