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damages awarded to a plaintiff in excess of compensatory damages in order to punish the defendant for a reckless or willful act.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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In addition to compensatory damages the courts began to award
are awarded in addition to compensatory damages for actual monetary losses.
What is needed is
for patent trolling.
would also be available, but only if prosecutors could be shown to have lied in seeking to justify a detention.
But citizens cannot sue for
and the leaders of counterterror operations are exempt from liability.
It seeks unspecified damages for lost wages as well as compensatory and
If jurors decide he did, they will have to decide the amount of
, which usually run much higher.
may be awarded to punish an employer who has committed an especially malicious or reckless act of discrimination.
Upon commencement of a civil action, the complaint must not seek
also may be available if an employer acted with malice or reckless indifference.
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