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Actual Damages

Definition of the noun actual damages

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  1. (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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Google previewThe Complete Real Estate Encyclopedia (2007)

by Denise Evans, O. William Evans

actual damages ADC loan actual damages Losses or injuries for which the law allows compensation as a means of reim- bursement; used also to refer to the money awarded by a court as that compensation. Contrast with nominal damages, ...

Google previewDictionary of Legal Terms, 5th edition

by Steven H. Gifis

COMPENSATORY DAMAGES see ACTUAL DAMAGES above. CONSEQUENTIAL [SPECIAL] DAMAGES indirect loss or injury. In contract law, consequential damages are recoverable if it was reasonably foreseeable at the time of contract ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Business (2009)

by W. Davis Folsom, Rick Boulware

Actual damages” refers to real damages suffered. In some cases, courts and juries may award “punitive” or “exemplary” damages when the defendant's conduct was outrageous and future deterrence is desired. Punitive damages are often a ...

Google previewDebtor's Dictionary (2010)

The American Encyclopedia of Consumer Credit by Sidney Moore

Civil liability for willful noncompliance include actual damages of not less than $100 and not more than $1000, or in the...

report under false pretenses of knowingly without a permissible purpose, the actual damages or $1000— whichever is ...

Google previewDictionary of Real Estate Terms, 8th edition (2013)

by Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., J. Bruce Lindeman, Ph.D.

ACTUAL DAMAGES for purposes of just compensation, losses incurred as a direct result of CONDEMNATION of private property. Does not include compensation for INDIRECT, SEVERANCE, or CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Example: When ...

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