compensatory damages

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Synonyms for compensatory damages

(law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated

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Chhabria said, Monsanto "deserves to be punished," claiming that the punitive damages were in line and "constitutionally impermissible" as they were 15 times the compensatory damages awarded to Hardeman.
"The City also argues that individual damages are required to calculate compensatory damages. ...
On remand, the matter proceeded to a second trial, and a jury again awarded Kelly compensatory damages for her personal injuries.
This particular policy specifically restricts damages to compensatory damages.
The Plaintiff is entitled to compensatory damages. At the evidentiary hearing on damages, she testified as to her ongoing mental health issues, emotional damages, and pain and suffering she endured as a result of the assaults.
The advisor had requested $3.1 million in compensatory damages and an equal amount in punitive damages related to the possible losses of income tied to the original wording of why she was fired in the U5 report.
When compared to other Eighth Circuit cases since the Supreme Court laid out the punitive damages test, Ondrisek reveals that the Eighth Circuit tends to consider cases with "substantial" compensatory damages to be $500,000 and over, (9) whereas the Supreme Court tends to consider "substantial" to be $1 million and over.
He is arguing for a $350,000 cap on compensatory damages, reducing the overall award to $10 million.
The Exxon Court noted that, despite states' efforts to limit damages awards by setting statutory limits and maximum ratios on punitive to compensatory damages, punitive damage awards are "higher and more frequent in the United States than they are anywhere else." (14) The Court noted that the "real problem [of punitive damages] is the stark unpredictability of punitive awards." (15) "Courts of law are concerned with fairness [and] consistency," but the evidence illustrates that factually similar cases often result in inconsistent punitive awards.
"Indemnification from compensatory damages is key for Transocean," whose litigation exposure is now "materially diminished," UBS Securities analyst Angie Sedita wrote in a research note.
Compensatory damages will be unaffected, despite her noncompliance with rehabilitative care.
She is entitled to compensatory damages, that is, lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and hedonic damages.
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liability entails a single obligation to pay compensatory damages for