property damage

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property damage

n. injury to real or personal property through another's negligence, willful destruction, or by some act of nature. In lawsuits for damages caused by negligence or a willful act, property damage is distinguished from personal injury. Property damage may include harm to an automobile, a fence, a tree, a home, or any other possession. The amount of recovery for property damage may be established by evidence of replacement value, cost of repairs, loss of use until repaired or replaced, or, in the case of heirlooms or very personal items (e.g. wedding pictures) by subjective testimony as to sentimental value. (See: property, damages)

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The crimes being pursued through the police Caught on Camera website this week include several alleged thefts from shops, burglaries and criminal damage.
The following cases were heard at Cardiff Magistrates' Court: | | Robert Paul, 44, from Carlisle Street in Splott, Cardiff, admitted assault by beating and causing criminal damage to a door.
A 17-year-old from the Newcastle area has been charged with affray, theft, resisting a police officer and criminal damage.
THE number of calls Merseyside Police received about antisocial behaviour and criminal damage on Mischief Night was lower than last year.
His offences included conspiracy to commit criminal damage, arson, grievous bodily harm and the supply of Class A and B drugs.
Sarah Louise Hindmarsh, 20, of Simonside Terrace, Heaton, has been charged with criminal damage.
At Belfast Magistrates Court the 48-year-old, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to new charges of theft, common assault, criminal damage and attempted criminal damage.
A 20-YEAR-OLD man has been banned from a Coventry bookies after admitting causing criminal damage at the shop last month.
A man, 22, was accused of riot, criminal damage and attempted criminal damage after an incident in Lanark Way.
Creagan Piesley, of Hedgefield Row, Colley Gate, Halesowen, was later charged with criminal damage, breaching a CRASBO that runs until November 2 and flouting bail conditions banning him from carrying spray cans or markers.
Wellesby, of Elmbank Avenue, West Didsbury, pleaded guilty to criminal damage.
SEVEN people have been charged with burglary and criminal damage after anti-war protesters broke into an arms factory.