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What Are Compensatory Damages?

By Robert Ross |

COMPENSATORY DAMAGES ARE THE STANDARD RECOVERY IN NEGLIGENCE CASES As the name suggests, compensatory damages are intended to¬†compensate the plaintiff for the injuries and/or damage (s)he suffered as a result of the defendant’s negligent acts. Plaintiffs must suffer actual, measurable harm in order to recover damages. “Nominal” damages–meaning damages too small for economic measurement,… Read More »

Compensatory Damages in Malicious Prosecution Actions

By Robert Ross |

WHAT ARE COMPENSATORY DAMAGES? Compensatory damages are damages designed to make the plaintiff “whole.” Put another way, compensatory damages attempt to compensate the plaintiff–to “pay back” the damages the plaintiff has incurred as a result of the defendant’s wrongful conduct. Generally speaking, only¬†prevailing plaintiffs are able to recover damages. This means the plaintiff must… Read More »

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