Damages inadequate

DAMAGES INADEQUATE. Such as are unreasonably low, and less than is required by law.
     2. Damages are inadequate, when the plaintiff sues for a breach of contract, and the damages given are less than the amount proved. 9 Pick. 11.
     3. In actions for torts, the smallness of damages cannot be considered by the court. 3 Bibb, 34. See 11 Mass. 150.
     4. In a proper case, a new trial will be granted on the ground of inadequate damages.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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