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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Michael Patrick Williams, 60, of no fixed abode, given a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay PS20 costs for criminal damage. Robert Thomas Cunningham, 62, of Cheddar Close, Grangetown, given a 12-month community order with activity requirements and ordered to pay PS30 compensation with PS45 costs for theft, failing to surrender to custody and breaching a conditional discharge.
South Tyneside Chief Inspector Sarah Pitt said: "We're committed to tackling the issues of most concern to local residents and we've received complaints about criminal damage to vehicles and property, as well as inconsiderate parking and youngsters drinking alcohol and causing disorder."
Criminal damage caused to a house after a window was broken.
Admitted causing criminal damage of PS2,000 to three windowpanes and a TV belonging to a woman in Newcastle on November 4.
Officers received just 127 calls relating to criminal damage and anti-social behaviour compared to over 600 calls by 9pm on mischief night.
The following cases were heard at Coventry Magistrates Court on November 9: Matthew Hill, 23, of Dunsmore Avenue, Willenhall, was found guilty of criminal damage after causing pounds 150 worth of damage to a car and two counts of assault.
Steven Scott Alexander, 35, was charged with assault on a female, threats to kill, criminal damage and theft on February 2.
In recent weeks, there has been an increase in the criminal damage to cars in Bebington, Port Sunlight and New Ferry.
The force has posted three videos on YouTube telling stories they hope will tackle the way youngsters view criminal damage, graffiti and yobbish behaviour by telling the human stories behind the actions.
Wilson, of no fixed address, had admitted aggravated vehicle taking, criminal damage and recklessly endangering the lives of 14 people.
Tracey-Lee Denton (33), charged Mrs Jean Votier with assault then added the words 'criminal damage' to her notebook when the woman appealed against her conviction for assault, Mr Richard Atkins, prosecuting, alleged at Stafford Crown Court.
DISPERSAL orders may be issued in Eston if antisocial behaviour, thefts and criminal damage continues, police say.