(19) The most important of these exceptional cases are exemplary damages
, whose objective is to punish and deter, (20) and restitutionary damages, here defined as those monetary awards measured by the expenditure saved by the defendant as a result of the wrong done to the plaintiff.
The majority decides overall that no power now exists in the law of New South Wales to award exemplary damages
for equitable wrongs such as those alleged in this case nor should this Court recognize such a power.
The Supreme Court has observed that "the practice of awarding damages far in excess of actual compensation for quantifiable injuries was well recognized" in the 18th century.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.
Last Monday, the Sandiganbayan junked a suit seeking P102 billion in moral and exemplary damages
from the Marcoses and 11 co-defendants tagged as their cronies.
In a decision by Manila RTC Judge Albert Tenorio, Tanto is require to pay P1,048,109.63 for actual damages and P300, 000 for civil indemnity, moral and exemplary damages
In this lawsuit, Zamihan is claiming for general damages of not less than RM2 million or an alternative sum that the court deems reasonable, aggravated damages and exemplary damages
Aside from the prison term, the court also ordered the accused to indemnify the family of Chan in the amount of P100,000 as civil indemnity, P100,000 as moral damages, P100,000 as exemplary damages
and P100,000 as temperate damages.
The award by justice Joseph Sergon is for the "pain and suffering caused to the family, loss of expectation of life, loss of dependency and exemplary damages
"The actions of the Town Council of Kikuyu, PCEA Uthiru and chairperson of the church call for not only an award of general compensatory damages but also exemplary damages
," justice Obaga.Mr Kihoro had told the court that the church had illegally taken possession of the half acre and built a worship centre on it, after claiming to be the beneficiaries of his wife, the political activist Dr Wanjiru Kihoro, as she lay in a coma in Nairobi Hospital.
In its decision, the CA modified the damages set by the lower court by increasing the award of actual damages representing burial expenses from P143,890 to P616,590; the award of moral damages is increased from P75,000 to P100,000; the award of exemplary damages
is increased from P30,000 to P100,000; and civil indemnity was ordered amounting to P100,000.
The High Court will today rule whether Barrymore, 65, will get the aggravated and exemplary damages
he has claimed from Essex Police or just the nominal sum the force said he should get.