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ex gratia

(of a payment) ‘as a favour’ (and without legal obligations). However, once it is agreed that such a sum should be paid, a legal obligation may come into effect.
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However, to postulate the argument for ex gratia payments is inappropriate as it could introduce a new compensation culture based on the loosest of principles.
In contrast, Lindy Chamberlain in the Northern Territory ("NT"), convicted for the murder of her child, served four years in prison and received an ex gratia payment of AUD 900,000, AUD 225,000 for each year incarcerated, with an additional payment of AUD 415,000 for legal costs incurred during her trial, appeals, and reentry into the community.
In case of employers' inability to settle any outstanding employment-related payment, the department will assist the employees to apply for ex gratia payment from the Protection of Wages on Insolvency Fund (PWIF) on the wages and other statutory entitlements owed.
On October 15, the BMC issued a circular stating that those employees who had participated in the September 19 and 20 strike would not be eligible for ex gratia payment for the year 2010-11.
The payout to theSFOwill be made as an "ex gratia payment" for the benefit of the people of Tanzania.
However, Sandown acted quickly and efficiently to provide some form of ex gratia payment for owners, in partial compensation for not getting a run.
veterans who participated in these studies, and have had cancer, received an ex gratia payment from their government.
"This is not a compensation scheme, it will provide recognition and an ex gratia payment to acknowledge past treatment of medically retired former officers.
Nine lakh ex gratia payment for disabled defence personnel
But I understand an ex gratia payment of pounds 15,000 per man has been proposed, in the event of a Springbok triumph, to reward a group of players who have captured the hearts of the nation over the past month.
Mrs Dodd's solicitor Glyn Maddocks said he has written to the trusts to inform them the widow would not be taking legal action, but asking for an ex gratia payment given the criticisms made.
But they did offer Margaret an ex gratia payment of pounds 1000 which she accepted.