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Paying the retail profit margin for broken goods and keeping them

A recent answer suggests that if you damage a product then you may only be liable for the retail margin that the shop would earn on them. The traditional position is that you would be liable for the ...
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Does a purely accidental act preclude civil liability for its resulting damages?

A recent answer by Dale M. States that: A pure accident without any negligence on your part does not expose you to liability. Is this the general rule? What is the basis for that being so if it is? ...
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How to claim compensation for outrage due to criminal damage

Suppose a business employee of a large National chain business is rougher than they should be with a customer. They behave very inappropriately intimidating and threatening the customer and they ...
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What significance do specified damages figures have in a civil suit?

The suit filed in Los Angeles over the 1968 Romeo and Juliet film is reported in the Guardian which says: Damages are being sought “believed to be in excess of $500m”. What is the significance of ...
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How are damages for landlord harassment calculated?

Apparently there are various bases for establishing landlord harassment. Section 28’s method in the housing act 1988 applies where it has caused the occupier to give up occupation. But what if it hasn’...
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Civil liability and replacement values

Meet Bob. Bob's car was destroyed by Alice, thus besides other potential consequences, rendering Alice civilly liable for the value of the car. Suppose that the car was bought on a temporary, time-...
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Any obligation to disclose one's name and address to private parties for service of civil claims after a street altercation?

Suppose A is walking down the street and B punches A in the nose, thus committing assault. Legally, A is entitled to claim civil damages against B, and can practically do so if they know A's name and ...