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Index Damages

In law, damages are an award, typically of money, to be paid to a person as compensation for loss or injury. [1]

71 relations: Anglo-Saxons, Arbitration award, Attorney's fee, Australia, Bad faith, Canada, Causation in English law, Common law, Commonwealth Law Reports, Consequential damages, Court costs, Court of Appeal (England and Wales), Discrimination, Due process, England, Expectation damages, Expert witness, Farthing (British coin), Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Fine (penalty), Forensic accounting, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, George Blake, House of Lords, Incidental damages, Intellectual property, Intention (criminal law), James Abbott McNeill Whistler, John Ruskin, Jurisdiction, Jury, Law, Law Reports, Legal remedy, Liquidated damages, Loss of consortium, Malice (law), McRae v Commonwealth Disposals Commission, Measure of damages under English law, Mitigation (law), Money, National Football League, Non-economic damages caps, Patrick Devlin, Baron Devlin, Penal damages, Political correctness, Privy council, Punitive damages, Reliance damages, Remoteness in English law, ..., Reparation (legal), Reparations (transitional justice), Reparations for slavery, Restitution, Restorative justice, Robinson v Harman, Rookes v Barnard, Salic law, Speculative damages, Statutory damages, Subrogation, Tort, Tort of deceit, Treble damages, United Kingdom, United States antitrust law, United States Constitution, United States Football League, Wales, War reparations, Weregild. Expand index (21 more) »


The Anglo-Saxons were a people who inhabited Great Britain from the 5th century.

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Arbitration award

An arbitration award (or arbitral award) is a determination on the merits by an arbitration tribunal in an arbitration, and is analogous to a judgment in a court of law.

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Attorney's fee

Attorney's fee is a chiefly United States term for compensation for legal services performed by an attorney (lawyer or law firm) for a client, in or out of court.

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Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.

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Bad faith

Bad faith (Latin: mala fides) is double mindedness or double heartedness in duplicity, fraud, or deception.

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Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.

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Causation in English law

Causation in English law concerns the legal tests of remoteness, causation and foreseeability in the tort of negligence.

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Common law

Common law (also known as judicial precedent or judge-made law, or case law) is that body of law derived from judicial decisions of courts and similar tribunals.

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Commonwealth Law Reports

The Commonwealth Law Reports (CLR) are the authorised reports of decisions of the High Court of Australia.

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Consequential damages

Consequential damages, otherwise known as special damages, are damages that can be proven to have occurred because of the failure of one party to meet a contractual obligation.

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Court costs

Court costs (also called law-costs) are the costs of handling a case, which, depending on legal rules, may or may not include the costs of the various parties in a lawsuit in addition to the costs of the court itself.

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Court of Appeal (England and Wales)

The Court of Appeal (COA, formally "Her Majesty's Court of Appeal in England") is the highest court within the Senior Courts of England and Wales, and second only to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

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In human social affairs, discrimination is treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person based on the group, class, or category to which the person is perceived to belong.

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Due process

Due process is the legal requirement that the state must respect all legal rights that are owed to a person.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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Expectation damages

Expectation damages are damages recoverable from a breach of contract by the non-breaching party.

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Expert witness

An expert witness, in England, Wales and the United States, is a person whose opinion by virtue of education, training, certification, skills or experience, is accepted by the judge as an expert.

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Farthing (British coin)

The British farthing (d) coin, from "fourthing", was a unit of currency of one quarter of a penny, or of a pound sterling.

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Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution

The Fifth Amendment (Amendment V) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights and, among other things, protects individuals from being compelled to be witnesses against themselves in criminal cases.

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Fine (penalty)

A fine or mulct is money that a court of law or other authority decides has to be paid as punishment for a crime or other offence.

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Forensic accounting

Forensic accounting, forensic accountancy or financial forensics is the specialty practice area of accounting that describes engagements that result from actual or anticipated disputes or litigation.

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Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

The Fourteenth Amendment (Amendment XIV) to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868, as one of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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George Blake

George Blake (born George Behar; 11 November 1922) is a former British spy who worked as a double agent for the Soviet Union.

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House of Lords

The House of Lords of the United Kingdom, also known as the House of Peers, is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Incidental damages

Incidental damages refers to the type of legal damages that are reasonably associated with, or related to, actual damages.

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Intellectual property

Intellectual property (IP) is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect, and primarily encompasses copyrights, patents, and trademarks.

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Intention (criminal law)

In criminal law, intent is one of three general classes of mens rea necessary to constitute a conventional, as opposed to strict liability, crime.

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (July 10, 1834 – July 17, 1903) was an American artist, active during the American Gilded Age and based primarily in the United Kingdom.

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John Ruskin

John Ruskin (8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist.

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Jurisdiction (from the Latin ius, iuris meaning "law" and dicere meaning "to speak") is the practical authority granted to a legal body to administer justice within a defined field of responsibility, e.g., Michigan tax law.

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A jury is a sworn body of people convened to render an impartial verdict (a finding of fact on a question) officially submitted to them by a court, or to set a penalty or judgment.

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Law is a system of rules that are created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior.

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Law Reports

The Law Reports is the name of a series of law reports published by the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting.

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Legal remedy

A legal remedy, also judicial relief or a judicial remedy, is the means with which a court of law, usually in the exercise of civil law jurisdiction, enforces a right, imposes a penalty, or makes another court order to impose its will.

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Liquidated damages

Liquidated damages (also referred to as liquidated and ascertained damages) are damages whose amount the parties designate during the formation of a contract for the injured party to collect as compensation upon a specific breach (e.g., late performance).

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Loss of consortium

Loss of consortium is a term used in the law of torts that refers to the deprivation of the benefits of a family relationship due to injuries caused by a tortfeasor.

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Malice (law)

Malice is a legal term referring to a party's intention to do injury to another party.

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McRae v Commonwealth Disposals Commission

McRae v Commonwealth Disposals Commission,.

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Measure of damages under English law

Damages for breach of contract is a common law remedy, available as of right.

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Mitigation (law)

Mitigation in law is the principle that a party who has suffered loss (from a tort or breach of contract) has to take reasonable action to minimize the amount of the loss suffered.

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Money is any item or verifiable record that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts in a particular country or socio-economic context.

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National Football League

The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).

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Non-economic damages caps

Non-economic damages caps, including medical malpractice caps, are controversial tort reforms to limit (i.e., "cap") damages in lawsuits for non-pecuniary harms such as permanent disability, disfigurement, blindness, loss of a limb, paralysis, trauma, or physical pain and suffering.

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Patrick Devlin, Baron Devlin

Patrick Arthur Devlin, Baron Devlin, PC (25 November 1905 – 9 August 1992) was a British judge who served as a Law Lord.

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Penal damages

Penal damages are liquidated damages which exceed reasonable compensatory damages, making them invalid under common law.

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Political correctness

The term political correctness (adjectivally: politically correct; commonly abbreviated to PC or P.C.) is used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society.

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Privy council

A privy council is a body that advises the head of state of a nation, typically, but not always, in the context of a monarchic government.

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Punitive damages

Punitive damages, or exemplary damages, are damages intended to reform or deter the defendant and others from engaging in conduct similar to that which formed the basis of the lawsuit.

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Reliance damages

Reliance damages is the measure of compensation given to a person who suffered an economic harm for acting in reliance on a party who failed to fulfill their obligation.

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Remoteness in English law

In English law, remoteness is a set of rules in both tort and contract, which limits the amount of compensatory damages for a wrong.

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Reparation (legal)

In jurisprudence, reparation is replenishment of a previously inflicted loss by the criminal to the victim.

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Reparations (transitional justice)

Reparations are broadly understood as compensation given for an abuse or injury.

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Reparations for slavery

Reparations for slavery is the idea that some form of compensatory payment needs to be made to the descendants of Africans who had been enslaved as part of the Atlantic Slave Trade.

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The law of restitution is the law of gains-based recovery.

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Restorative justice

Restorative justice is an approach to justice in which the response to a crime is to organize a mediation between the victim and the offender, and sometimes with representatives of a wider community as well.

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Robinson v Harman

Robinson v Harman (1848) 1 Ex Rep 850 is an English contract law case, which is best known for a classic formulation by Parke B (at 855) on the purpose and measure of compensatory damages for breach of contract that,.

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Rookes v Barnard

Rookes v Barnard is a UK labour law and English tort law case and the leading case in English law on punitive damages and was a turning point in judicial activism against trade unions.

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Salic law

The Salic law (or; Lex salica), or the was the ancient Salian Frankish civil law code compiled around AD 500 by the first Frankish King, Clovis.

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Speculative damages

Speculative damages are damages claimed by a plaintiff for losses that may occur in the future, but are highly improbable.

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Statutory damages

Statutory damages are a damage award in civil law, in which the amount awarded is stipulated within the statute rather than being calculated based on the degree of harm to the plaintiff.

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Subrogation is a legal doctrine whereby one person is entitled to enforce the subsisting or revived rights of another for one's own benefit.

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A tort, in common law jurisdictions, is a civil wrong that causes a claimant to suffer loss or harm resulting in legal liability for the person who commits the tortious act.

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Tort of deceit

The tort of deceit is a type of legal injury that occurs when a person intentionally and knowingly deceives another person into an action that damages them.

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Treble damages

Treble damages, in United States law, is a term that indicates that a statute permits a court to triple the amount of the actual/compensatory damages to be awarded to a prevailing plaintiff.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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United States antitrust law

United States antitrust law is a collection of federal and state government laws that regulates the conduct and organization of business corporations, generally to promote fair competition for the benefit of consumers.

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United States Constitution

The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States.

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United States Football League

The United States Football League (USFL) was an American football league that played for three seasons, 1983 through 1985.

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Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.

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War reparations

War reparations are payments made after a war by the vanquished to the victors.

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Weregild (also spelled wergild, wergeld (in archaic/historical usage of English), weregeld, etc.), also known as man price, was a value placed on every being and piece of property, for example in the Frankish Salic Code.

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