measure of damages


measure of damages
The rule, or rather the system of rules, governing the adjustment or apportionment of damages as a compensation for injuries in actions at law.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • measure of damages — mea·sure of damages: the method under applicable principles of law for determining the damages sustained by a party Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. measure of damages …   Law dictionary

  • measure of damages — The rule, or rather the system of rules, governing the adjustment or apportionment of damages as a compensation for injuries in actions at law. See damages …   Black's law dictionary

  • measure of damages — The rule of law established by statute or decision for arriving at the amount of the plaintiff s damages which he is entitled to recover in a given case. 22 Am J2d Damg § 45 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Measure of damages under English law — Damages for breach of contract is a common law remedy, available as of right. It is designed to compensate the victim for their actual loss as a result of the wrongdoer’s breach rather than to punish the wrongdoer. If no loss has been occasioned… …   Wikipedia

  • Measure of Damages (under English law) — Damages for breach of contract is a common law remedy, available as of right. It is designed to compensate the victim for their actual loss as a result of the wrongdoer’s breach rather than to punish the wrongdoer. If no loss has been occasioned… …   Wikipedia

  • contractual measure of damages — Damages awarded for breach of contract. The principle of such an award is that the claimant is entitled to be put into the position as if the contract had been performed. Damages for breach of contract are subject to the principles of remoteness …   Law dictionary

  • tortious measure of damages — Damages awarded in respect of a tort. Such damages aim to put the injured party back in the position he was in before the tort occurred. In tort, the claimant cannot recover expectation loss. But as the aim of tortious damages is to put the… …   Law dictionary

  • damages — I noun amends, compensation, costs, expenses, expiation, fine, indemnification, indemnity, injury, just compensation, legal costs, legal liability, loss, penalty, recompense, recovery, reimbursement, remuneration for injury suffered, reparation,… …   Law dictionary

  • measure — I noun act, bill, caveat, declaration, decree, dictate, edict, enactment, law, legislation, legislative enactment, legislative mandate, legislative proclamation, mandate, piece of legislation, prescript, prescription, proposal, proposed act,… …   Law dictionary

  • Damages — This article is about the law term. For the television series, see Damages (TV series). For other uses, see Damages (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia