compensatory damages :
- n (law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated
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- 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.
June 12, 2013 - Boston Herald
- Court Upholds $35 Million In Compensatory Damages To Smokers' Family In Wrongful Death Case Against Lorillard But ...
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an important step forward for victims of the past predatory marketing practices of Big Tobacco, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued today its decision in Evans v. Lorillard, upholding $35 million in compensatory damages against Lorillard, the makers of mentholated Newport cigarettes. However, in a mixed decision it sent other ...
June 11, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! News
- Mass. court splits decision in cigarette samples case, orders retrial on $81M punitive damages
BOSTON — The family of a late Boston woman who got free cigarette samples as a child can keep $35 million in compensatory damages, but the state's highest court on Tuesday threw out an $81 million punitive damages award and ordered a new trial on that part of the case.
June 11, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune