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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 Encyclopedia of United States Supreme Court Reports (1910)

Being a Complete Encyclopedia of All the Case Law of the Federal Supreme Court Up to and Including Volume 206 U.S. Supreme Court Reports (book 51 Lawyers' Edition) by Thomas Johnson Michie, Beirne Stedman, Addinell Hewson Michie, Charles William Sublett

Actual damages must be actually proved, and cannot be assumed as a legal inference, from any facts which amount not to actual proof of the fact.20 bb. Burden of Proof. — In an action for the infringement of letters-patent, damages must be ...

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 previewThe Virginia and West Virginia Judicial Dictionary-digest (1922)

Words and Phrases. Being a Compilation of All Words, Phrases and Maxims which Have Been Defined, Construed, Interpreted Or Applied in Virginia and West Virginia Cases and in the Codes of Those States, Combined with a Digest of Virginia and West Virginia Cases and Principles of Law as Therein Applied by Fred P. Caldwell

Actual damages. Actual or compensatory damages are the measure of the loss or injury sustained. Norfolk & Western R. Co. v. Neely, 91 Va. 539, 22 S. E. 367. The law awards actual or compensatory damages only where in the unlawful act ...

Google previewLaw Dictionary: Sixth Edition

GENERAL DAMAGES see ACTUAL DAMAGES (above). INCIDENTAL DAMAGES includes losses reasonably incident to, or conduct giving rise to, ...

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 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 ...

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