17 in actual damages
, one dollar in assumed damages, and $40,000 in punitive damages, for certain statements found to be defamatory.
During the regular legislative session, the Senate approved a bill that would have allowed homeowners to recover up to twice the cost of actual damages
because the issue of defining actual damages
was not properly before the
Under the Copyright Act, an infringer is liable for either statutory damages or the copyright owner's actual damages
plus the infringer's profits.
COURT'S OPINION: The Court of Appeals of South Carolina affirmed the judgment of the lower court both as to actual damages
and punitive damages.
Supreme Court upheld a punitive-damages award 526 times the actual damages
, and a 1996 case, BMW of North America Inc vs.
The seven companies are asking for nearly $10 million in actual damages
and $10 million in punitive damages if performance of nine timber contracts already awarded them by the Forest Service are blocked.
Failure to comply could result in civil liability including actual damages
The finding against the doctor was $10 million in punitive damages, and against the facility, $50 million in actual damages
Sun is seeking $30 million in actual damages
plus an unspecified amount of punitive damages.
Instead of actual damages
, the Copyright Act permits the copyright owner to receive statutory damages ranging between $500 and $20,000 for each infringement.
In cases now subject to fee-shifting statutes, courts regularly award litigants attorneys' fees well in excess of those contemplated by the contingent-fee arrangement with their lawyers, well in excess of their actual damages
, and even well in excess of the fee that would have been appropriate based on the actual hours worked at a market rate.
in which they sought $4,000,000 in actual damages
based on claims of false advertising, defamation and trade libel and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in attorneys fees.
The jury awarded Nick Stout and his family approximately $36 million in actual damages
where they are grossly disproportionate to the actual damages
likely to be suffered).