nominal damages


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nominal damages

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Iowa 2004) (upholding award to restaurant patrons against owner for racial discrimination of $1 each in nominal damages and $12,000 in punitive damages).
Stamper,(18) a law enforcement officer was successfully sued for an unconstitutional entry into the plaintiff's home, but the jury awarded only nominal damages.
a Fairhope, Alabama, attorney who represented the plaintiffs, is confident that once the court instructs jurors about the new rule, they will award his clients compensatory or nominal damages.
As a result, the firm has been ordered to pay nominal damages of PS2.
The complaint asks for compensatory and punitive damages of $5 million, nominal damages, back pay, front pay, lost benefits, and other relief to which Mrs.
119) And nominal damages pose problems of their own, in this context.
Independent lawyers suing Saber for nominal damages said he "committed heresy and blasphemy" and also demanded he be given the maximum sentence.
30) Finally, two courts have granted Amy nominal damages in the amounts of $100 and $3,000, (31) while another awarded Amy her full restitution request of over $3.
claims, as the numerous nominal damages recoveries in Section 1983 cases
If you decide that (defendant) breached the contract but also that (claimant) did not prove any loss or damage, you may still award (claimant) nominal damages such as one dollar.
district court in March ruled in favor of Johnson and ordered school officials to pay nominal damages.
If A's argument had been accepted, it would have created the potential for a flood of nominal damages claims against local authorities all of which would inevitably have been pursued entirely at significant public expense.