measure of damages

Definition of "measure of damages"
  1. A rule or guideline used to calculate the monetary loss that a party has suffered under the legal rules applicable to a particular case
How to use "measure of damages" in a sentence
  1. After studying the case thoroughly, the court applied the measure of damages, which resulted in compensation for the plaintiff.
  2. In personal injury cases, the measure of damages can include lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
  3. The jury was instructed to use the measure of damages in determining how much to award the claimant.

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