damages | definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee
Course: Introduction

Damages refer to money that a defendant pays a plaintiff in a civil case if the plaintiff has won.

Damages may be compensatory (for loss or injury) or punitive (to punish and deter future misconduct).

Contrast with the term fine.


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Last Modified: 07/06/2021

 

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