damages damages  /ˈdæ mə dʒəz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury

Usage(s):

  1. The damages were less than the $2.
  2. At pre-verdict news conferences, it seemed the defense attorneys were resigned to the idea of a jury award the hope was to keep the money damages out of the stratosphere.
  3. The chaser's enemy is the claim agent who tries to get the injured person to disclaim damages, or take at most a small money settlement.

News

  1. Damages pending in Crivitz upside-down flag case

    Damages in a case involving Crivitz police and free speech won't be determined until October.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette

  2. Damages in upside down flag case pending

    Damages in a case involving Crivitz police and free speech won't be determined until October.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WXOW 19 La Crosse

  3. SJC orders retrial for $81M in punitive damages in tobacco case

    Massachusetts’ highest court yesterday threw out an $81 million punitive damages award for the family of a late Roxbury woman who was hooked on cigarettes thanks to free samples she got as a child at her Orchard Park playground — but the court found her family can keep $35 million in compensatory damages in a ruling that experts said could make the state a magnet for tobacco suits.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

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