Damages meaning

Financial compensation demanded by, or directed by a court to be paid to, a claimant as compensation for a financial loss or injury to person or property.
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Or compensatory damages. Damages intended to compensate for a quantifiable loss.
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Damages resulting indirectly from the act complained of.
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Under the Uniform Commercial Code, expenses reasonably incurred by either party to a transaction in caring for goods after the other party’s breach of the contract.
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A contractually agreed upon amount to be paid in the event of a breach of the contract, in lieu of performance or quantification of actual damages sustained.
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A small or insignificant amount of money awarded by a court or jury to demonstrate that a defendant is at fault, but that the injury sustained was minor or non-existent.
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Damages awarded by a court or jury, typically in addition to actual damages, when the party against whom the award is made is deemed to have behaved egregiously; for example, with particular recklessness or malice.
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Damages claimed for possible future harm. These are considered uncertain or impossible to prove and generally are not awarded.
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A tripling of the actual damages, generally awarded pursuant to a law or statute; intended to deter bad conduct.
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Third-person singular simple present indicative form of damage.
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(law) The money paid or awarded to a claimant (in England), a pursuer (in Scotland) or a plaintiff (in the US) in a civil action.
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