Definition of Actual damages
1. Noun. (law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated.
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Amends, Damages, Indemnification, Indemnity, Redress, Restitution
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Literary usage of Actual damages
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Law of Patents for Useful Inventions by William Callyhan Robinson (1890)
"Rule of actual damages. The rule of damages further provides that, upon proper evidence, the jury shall allow the plaintiff actual damages.1 circumstances ..."
2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"Act of 1836 confined the jury to the assessment of actual damages, leaving It to ... The mode of ascertaining actual damages must necessarily depend on the ..."
3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1920)
"To make any accurate proof of actual damages was obviously impossible." Whether the defendant made any profit from the publications does not appear. ..."
4. Handbook on the Law of Damages by William Benjamin Hale, Roger William Cooley (1912)
"Liquidated damages are damages agreed upon by the parties as compensation for, and in lieu of, the actual damages arising from a breach of contract. 40. ..."
5. The Law of Contracts by William Herbert Page (1920)
"Difficulty of proving actual damages. One test which has been suggested is whether it is easy or difficult to prove the actual damages. ..."