exemplary damages


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exemplary damages

the result of a judgment in court proceedings in which the person against whom the judgment is made is required to pay more than the assessed loss and is required to pay an additional sum as a punishment or as an example. Such a decision is rare and made only in circumstances where the person has been wilfully or recklessly neglectful.
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A plaintiff is not entitled to exemplary damages based upon a finding that a health care provider acted negligently.
Punitive or exemplary damages are damages other than compensatory that may be awarded to punish the defendant for outrageous conduct and to deter similar malfeasance in the future.
The exemplary damages clause was recommended in the Leveson report but has been opposed by some newspapers, which have been given legal advice that it could be contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights, which enshrines the principle of free speech.
Lord Carlile said: "We consider that the punishment and deterrence effect of exemplary damages can be obtained by an award of exemplary damages at a level that is relatively low.
Fiona Barton QC, representing Cleveland Police, told the judge she didn't think exemplary damages, which would be paid out of Cleveland Police's pocket rather than through its insurance, were necessary.
In the four years since, the Delhi court alone has granted punitive and exemplary damages in more than 50 cases.
She is seeking exemplary damages over their alleged sex discrimination.
5 The purpose of these punitive or exemplary damages was not to make the victim whole, for they greatly exceeded any injury that the plaintiff might have suffered.
Mr Mosley, the 68-year-old son of the 1930s Fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley, says that his life was devastated by the expose and is asking for an unprecedented award of punitive exemplary damages.
The lawsuit also seeks exemplary damages against Continental based on the company's role in the crash.
In this lawsuit, HomeVestors seeks its (1) actual, treble, and exemplary damages from Defendants, (2) a preliminary injunction, and after trial, a permanent injunction, and (3) HomeVestors' attorneys' fees and costs of court.