treble damages

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Noun1.treble damages - three times the amount that a court would normally find the injured party entitled to
exemplary damages, punitive damages, smart money - (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)
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"Adding a private cause of action providing treble damages and attorneys' fees would be unprecedented nationally, could trigger a significant volume of potentially frivolous litigation and will ultimately drive insurance premiums--already among the highest in the nation--even higher for Rhode Island drivers."
Further, due to the jury's finding that Dali willfully infringed each of CommScope's five patents, CommScope will request treble damages and an award of its fees associated with bringing the action.
Mulford declined to rule on the issue of Robert Garagiola's claims that his former firm owes himback pay and treble damages in excess of $220,000.
The state asks for equitable relief, including staff training, a policy review, a five year monitoring period and a civil penalty, as well as treble damages, punitive damages and damages for mental anguish and suffering.
Greenville County Circuit Court Judge Letitia Verdin found in Turner's favor on everything but the breach of contract claim, awarding her treble damages worth $10,567 but denying her requests for attorneys' fees, costs, and punitive damages.
In the suit, DRB Capital is seeking compensatory damages and will seek treble damages, attorney's fees and court costs as permitted by FDUPTA, as well as punitive damages, as appropriate.
After a Boston Municipal Court judge awarded treble damages and attorneys' fees on the 93A claim, the defendant landlord appealed, arguing that treble damages were precluded by a clause in the lease, taking the landlord off the hook for "punitive damages, lost profits, business interruption, speculative consequential or other such damages."
As plaintiff cannot recover under both the Virginia Consumer Protection Act and common law fraud, and because the VCPA entitles him to a larger recovery due to its treble damages provision for willful violations, the magistrate judge recommended finding plaintiff entitled to $47,622.67, trebled to $142,868.01 in actual and statutory damages, under the VCPA.
The jury also made a finding of willful, wanton, or reckless conduct on the part of NSP, triggering the Haldersons' entitlement to treble damages under WIS.
Friedman<br />Name of mediator: Christopher Darrow<br />Demand: $2,000,000<br />Verdict amount: $12,302,918<br />Special damages: Treble damages and attorney fees<br />Most helpful expert: Computing Source (trial support)<br />Attorneys for plaintiff: Angela L.
The senator added that companies are expected to 'provide better services or they will face a fine of up to P5 million per day of violation plus 'disgorgement of profits' and additional 'treble damages,' effectively amending the existing law that, she notes, 'only imposes a measly fine of P200 per day of violation.'