exemplary damages

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exemplary damages
 
pl n
law damages awarded to a plaintiff above the value of actual loss sustained so that they serve also as a punishment to the defendant and a deterrent to others

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Upon commencement of the action, the complaint may not seek exemplary damages.
After filing the suit, a party may make a motion to amend the pleadings to claim exemplary damages.
Exemplary damages may be awarded where the violation is found to be malicious.
Unanimous jury required for punitive or exemplary damages.
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