presumed damages

Definition of "presumed damages"
  1. Damages assumed by law to naturally and inevitably come from a wrongful act, making proof unnecessary
How to use "presumed damages" in a sentence
  1. In a defamation case, presumed damages can be awarded even if the plaintiff has not proven any actual harm.
  2. If the act is considered inherently harmful, presumed damages may be used as a form of compensation.
  3. Presumed damages help to ensure justice when proof of harm is not the primary concern.

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