Measure of damages

MEASURE OF DAMAGES, prac. Those principles or rules of law which control a jury in adjusting or proportioning the damages, in certain cases. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 636.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"As part of this legal action, the Law Department will pursue the full measure of damages allowed under the ordinance," the statement from Chicago said.
It was not the function of the civil court to punish the defendant but rather to assess the appropriate measure of damages.
Because the Kelletts did not dispute Verdin's findings on the remaining three claims, all of which allow for punitive damages, Thomas said each cause of action should be remanded to the trial court for "findings as to the proper measure of damages."
The court of appeals found that Landowner conflated the measure of damages for a permanent partial taking with the damages for a temporary construction easement.
The measure of damages in commercial cases follows generally accepted methodologies.
First, we conclude the proper measure of damages in a legal malpractice lawsuit such as this one requires us to compare the former client's position now against the position the client would have been in but for the alleged negligence.
The Agreement also stipulated that, as any damages to Rainbow School will be inherently difficult to ascertain with certainty, the liquidated damages clause was not a penalty but a reasonable measure of damages. In May 2016, Rainbow School filed a contempt motion against Early Education in the district court, alleging multiple violations of the injunction associated with the Fayetteville facility's website, including the use of rainbow logos and the word rainbow in domain names, links, and metatags for the site.
Juries are left with the impossible task of deciphering the correct measure of damages.
In light of the foregoing, the Court of Cassation upheld the judgment of the Court of Appeal and rejected the bank's appeal with respect to challenging the measure of damages valued at QAR 100,000.
In order to maximize your potential subrogation recovery on a claim that involves works of fine art, understanding the recoverable measure of damages and hiring the right damages experts are as important as proving the cause of the loss.
"We believe the jury got it right and we intend to pursue the full measure of damages that we believe are owed to Oracle."
The order also required the parties to submit "briefs on the measure of damages for the suspension and lack of hearing.