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18) In the context of a building contract, other possible methods of assessment include diminution in the value, nominal damages for loss of amenity, personal preference and whether or not the builder saved money as a result of the breach.
where a plaintiff is awarded only $1 in nominal damages, his or her
Fee-shifting decisions concerning awards of nominal damages further
4th DCA 1981) ("While there is a legal remedy for every legal wrong and, thus, a cause of action exists for every breach of contract, an aggrieved party who has suffered no damage is only entitled to a judgment for nominal damages.
Nominal damages are very small damages signifying that the loss or harm suffered was technical rather than actual.
111) Because Sisney did not allege any physical injuries, he could, at most, recover nominal damages.
The Second and Seventh circuits have awarded punitive damages without accompanying compensatory damages or back pay in Title VII cases, and the First and Third circuits have approved awarding punitives with nominal damages in [section]1981 cases.
An award of nominal damages is not enough to justify an award of attorney fees," the court said in an opinion written by Judge John S.
Aside from the possibility of electing to claim merely reliance damages, the distributor in such a case faces an all or nothing prospect: Full recovery for the profits he would have made or merely nominal damages.
258) In the words of one district judge, although the Supreme Court called the 500-1 ratio in BMW "breathtaking," (259) in cases involving nominal damages, "a much higher ratio can be contemplated while maintaining normal respiration.
Known only as Miss B, she was also granted nominal damages of pounds 100 to compensate for the 'trespass' - the unwanted medical treatment involving the ventilator.