compensatory damages

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A monetary sum—damages—determined by a jury in court, and awarded to a party injured by negligence, that attempts to restore the victim to the state he/she would have been in had the ‘wrong’ not occurred

compensatory damages

In a lawsuit, money awarded to an injured individual to repay that person for the actual costs that have resulted from the injury. The damages should restore the injured party to his or her preinjury status.
See also: damages
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Pursuant to Judge Smith's opinion, the Company is awarded directly $205,013,000 in lost value expectancy damages, plus tax gross-up if applicable.
Judge Hewitt also held in part for Coast Federal, ruling that (i) Coast Federal's expectancy damages were not unforeseeable, and (ii) Coast Federal is not barred from recovering expectancy damages because of a failure to mitigate.