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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The Respondent objected that P and ID should only be entitled to nominal damages as it had not fully performed its obligations under the GSPA at the date of the repudiation.
Punitive damages would be barred if the jury awarded only nominal damages.
The trial, which started March 18, ended Friday with a verdict from the eight-member panel that gave Carlton only $1 in nominal damages.
The PCGG said the Marcoses and their co-defendants must also be compelled to pay temperate damages, nominal damages and other judicial costs, the amounts of which shall be determined by the court.
Announcing the decision of the court, Sir Brian declared Barrymore "is entitled to nominal damages only".
The Court of Appeal yesterday ruled the former Strike It Lucky host should receive only nominal damages for his unlawful arrest after the death of a dad-of-two in the pool at his mansion.
MICHAEL Barrymore will only receive "nominal damages" over his wrongful arrest, judges have ruled.
The PCGG asked for moral damages in the amount of P100 billion, not to mention temperate damages and nominal damages, as well as exemplary damages in the amount of P2 billion, attorney fees, litigation expenses, and treble judicial costs.
Robinson then prevailed at trial on a claim for retaliation against his supervisor, Alfred Perales, recovering nominal damages. The district court denied Robinson's motion for a new trial and to alter the judgment.
Russell III denied the defendants' motion to dismiss the casein March, finding transgender students cannot be barred from using restrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity under Title IX and the state and federal constitutions.<br />As a part of the settlement agreement, the defendants will pay $20 in nominal damages and Brennan will have permanent access to facilities designated for boys or men, according to a news release from FreeState Justice Inc, which brought the lawsuit along with the ACLU of Maryland.
The court fined Lee P300 and ordered him to pay Morales P25,000 in moral damages and P25,000 in nominal damages, with a yearly interest rate of 6 percent until full payment.