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