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regarding the losses (and the calculation thereof) suffered by a victim of a tortious action or omission

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What are the guidelines for compensation value for assault in which there was no physical (nor psychiatric) injury sustained?

Anther recent question was answered with a reference to a textbook which I don't have access to, but it gives examples such as injuries to an elbow. How much are guidelines for general damages in a ...
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Is it possible to claim civil compensation for assault with video evidence available?

Obviously assault is a criminal matter, but what provisions are available that govern claiming civil compensation for assault for which indisputable video evidence exists? Is a police report required ...
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Amazon property damage liability and recovery [closed]

Suppose that An Amazon delivery driver - in a logo'd, officially painted Amazon van - ran over some landscaping as they were leaving my property after delivering a package. They damaged newly ...
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Does Bob have a case if he ends up paying child support due to Alice's deceit?

This question is inspired by and closely related to that one, but is different. Alice deperately wants to conceive and give birth to a child from Bob, but Bob is adamant. He is very careful to avoid ...
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Contracting a builder 2nd time to fix their own negligence

Bob contracts Rob, a builder, to do some building work which requires the use of some heavy rare-to-find machinery which Rob owns. Rob mostly does a good job, but in one place he rushes it (end of ...
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Oregon: multi-car crash fault distribution

If the driver of car A causes a crash with car B, which causes car B to suddenly stop, and then car B is rear-ended by car C, is A fully responsible for the damages to B, or does C share in some of ...
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Litigating personal injury in Germany due to lack of proper testing

I have read various articles that litigating for damages due to injury against medical professionals or clinics is an uphill battle. See here In simple terms, the case is as follows: A and B both got ...
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Does a plaintiff have standing in an action for cost of suit in cases where a fee waiver is granted to plaintiff?

Or is it the court who will have to order the defendant to pay for the fees it effectively advances to the plaintiff? Background As suggested per the comments: “According to the California info ...
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Who is liable for property damage compensation caused by a power surge?

One of my friends just got hit by a power surge and it damaged a lot of electrical equipment. Could my friend collect compensation to replace the damaged items? The entire street was also hit in case ...
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Is time spent on litigation recoverable as lost wages?

Generally, pro se non-attorney litigants cannot recover attorney fees under a statute providing for attorney fees. Can a non-attorney recover for time spent on litigation (time preparing for trial, ...
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Legal provisions to delay a repair and buy time to access free legal counsel

An uninsured student cyclist collides with a company van, damaging it. The company owner is minded to allow his insurer to seek damages from the student, but agrees with the student that the student ...
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Do tenant need to sign damage documents after leaving their rented appartment?

when my landlord checked my room on my leaving day he claimed that my room wasn't clean (for example the mattress under the cover were dirty with black spots on them). but the thing is they were ...
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Leak Damage: Can sue for damages covering only damaged floor or floor in the entire property?

Apartment owner B, claims a leak from apartment owner A above, supposedly damaged a very small portion of B's hallway floor. Owner A offered to replace the hallway floor. Instead owner B insists that ...
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Property Law - Professional Clean/Damage

My landlord is currently trying to charge me for professional cleaning even though the property was cleaned thoroughly prior to moving out and the inventory of the house says that many rooms were of a ...
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How is damage calculated in a civil suit against a company where there is said to be widespread gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment?

California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) says that renowned game publishing studio Blizzard Entertainment, and its owner Activision Blizzard, have created a culture of “constant ...
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What is the process for making and quantifying a legal claim against a tenant in the Netherlands?

The situation A tenant has caused damage to property, including furniture and appliances, mattresses and walls. The total cost of repair and replacement will be probably around €3000. The tenant also ...
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Who is liable for damage to a rented house not caused by tenant?

Towards the end of a lease of a house, the glass in a sliding door was shattered and cost €300 to repair (which was paid by the landlord). When the tenant was leaving, the landlord deducted the cost ...
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Claim for damages where store is unable to deliver goods

Bob ordered/paid for an item exclusively stocked by a store in the UK in limited quantities, to be delivered to New Zealand by courier (normally delivered within 1 week of shipment). The item was in ...
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Causation and damages for genetic defects

Please note that this is not US specific. I think that most Western countries apply similar principles when it comes to paying damages and I am looking for an answer that is as generic as possible. ...
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Neighbor Suspected a Leak and Opened Up Their Ceiling - Am I Responsible for Repair?

Downstairs neighbor suspected a leak in their bathroom and opened up their ceiling to see where the water is coming from. It would appear that a small leak is coming from below my bathtub, this was ...
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Accountability for Attorneys - does it exist? [closed]

I’ve had a number of initial consultations with various attorneys for estate planning and entity structuring, and almost every one of the opinions I’ve heard is different and often contradictory. If I ...
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Where does the "liquidated" in "liquidated damages" come from?

An answer to a recent question mentions that "all the money you have" is not a valid liquidated-damages clause in a contract. The main use of "liquidation" that I'm familiar with ...
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Would a contract to pay a trillion dollars in damages be valid?

Let's say you write a contract with someone, and you want to make sure they don't breach it. You could just have them covenant certain things, but then they'd only be liable for whatever damages you ...
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Have plaintiff allegations in complaint ever been considered slander of title?

Let's say that a business owner A maliciously sues a competing business owner B alleging that business owner B has stolen trade secrets that contained information about business owner A's customers ...
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If the US federal government is sued for not abiding by it own laws, can it then be sued for the legal expenses due to the lawsuit?

In US citizenship applications it's common for an application to be processed beyond the time frame set by the federal law. In such cases, the applicant may file a lawsuit with a federal court, ...
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Defence against civil claim from a non-contractual party

There are three parties A, B, and C. A provides X service on a contractual basis to B. B on the other hand provides Y service (which is related to X, think about door service and parking service) to C ...
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Can a person be charged above the amount of damages by laws as a fine?

Added after edit: Is there any clause in the Constitution of California that prevents a law from attaching fines that are worth more than the actual damage that was caused by violation of the law?Has ...
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Who is responsible for damage to my neighbour's floor from my tree?

Background: I am in the process of buying a house in South Africa, with the transfer going to be completed in a month or two's time. There is a large fig tree close to the wall on (soon-to-be) my side ...
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Can I sue a company that fired me in violation of a contract, and caused emotional distress and damage to my career?

I work as a consultant in a specialized field. I was working for a big company, a leader in the industry, but due to internal conflicts, pretty much all the consultants resigned and went to a ...
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Who's responsible for property damage?

Hypothetically if there was a leak during apartment renovations on floor B which damaged the apartment on floor A below, the contractor blames the building and the building blames the contractor. Is ...
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How does one meet the "serious harm" threshold in libel cases (UK)?

I'm trying to sue someone in the UK for libel. (I'm in the US.) I've had some UK attorneys willing to take my case, but not on conditional fee. I recently contacted a pro bono organization there, and ...
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Found a dead insect in a mushroom package

I found a dead insect at the bottom of a mushroom package I bought from local grocery store. I already consumed some of that mushroom and when I removed the remaining mushrooms to store in another ...
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Liability for pushing trespassing stock out on the street?

Bob's land (in an urban area) has been trespassed by Rob's bull which has already caused some damage. Bob has repeatedly asked Rob to keep the bull out, but Rob has not been caring enough. Bob has ...
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Who is responsible for the bull's damage?

Bob owns and lives on a piece of land adjoining another, vacant one owned by Alice. There is a sheep fence between them which Bob has installed at his own expense (even though he legally could demand ...
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Why should one never threaten to sue?

I've often seen it in answers and comments on this site, that if you want to sue someone, then just go ahead and sue, don't tell it them beforehand. It's often repeated as some kind of dogma, I've ...
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What can I do if a painter puts paint / plaster in my shampoo bottle? [closed]

We have a very mean and short-tempered guy painting our apartment -- it's a several days job. Tonight, I found what appears to be paint or plaster in my shampoo bottle; I twisted off the cap of the ...
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If a good is stolen, does the previous possessor have an indefinite immediate right to possession of that good? (Until it's returned)

To be more specific, the hypothetical scenario is a little more complex. I am also wondering about the remedies that may be awarded. This refers to tort law. Say, A bought an unregistered motorbike in ...
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Is incurring taxes on someone a damage?

Imagine this scenario. Person A owns a investment account managed by broker B. A tries to sell an investment in a tax advantaged way. B maliciously does the transaction wrong, causing A to incur taxes....
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Can difference in price be damages?

Bob places an online order. The store confirms that the exact thing Bob ordered is in the warehouse and can be shipped immediately, and sends invoice. Bob pays. Several days later the store says that ...
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Incident with another cyclist, repair costs too expensive

Past week I had a bike incident with another cyclist. The rider in front of me slowed down and when I looked back to confirm no one was behind, he stopped and I hit him. Totally my fault, and no one ...
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What's the purpose of large judgments against a defendant that clearly can't pay?

A few years ago I was on the jury of a civil trial wherein we ruled that the defendant should pay millions of dollars to the plaintiff. They were found guilty in the criminal trial and were not ...
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How would a court decide damages when it comes to art?

Recently, there was a man who ate a banana that was part of an art exposition in New York. The piece of art in question featured a banana taped to a wall and was priced at 120,000$. As far as I know, ...
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Damages when third party contractual obligations prevent mitigation

In the SCO v Linux fisco SCO argued: sure, ordinarily we'd mitigate damages by telling the Linux kernel programmers what the infringing code was so the infringing code could be removed, but ...
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Is there a benefit to leaving out a poor defendant from a suit and only suing the rich defendant?

If the poor defendant is sued as well as the rich defendant, could the jury end up assigning too much of the award to the poor defendant? Is that a reason to only sue the rich defendant? Assume that ...
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Can ignoring a person on the Internet make me responsible somehow?

A few days ago I got to know a person on a social network. We had a few days of innocuous conversations on WhatsApp, but then they started becoming intrusive and imposing and didn't respect my time. ...
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Is this airline violating the Montreal Convention?

According to the Montreal Convention, I can read the following: Article 17 - 2. The carrier liable for damage sustained in case of destruction or loss of, or of damage to, checked ...
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How does a landlord establish that a tenant is liable for damages?

Suppose landlords are blaming a tenant for a pipe leak hidden behind dry wall that the tenant did not cause and are using it as justification for claiming the whole of a tenant's security deposit plus ...
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Is law enforcement responsible for damages made by a search warrant?

Why do police use a battering ram without first checking the doorknob on a low threat warrant? What if a small child was on the other side of the door and got seriously injured by the battering ram? ...
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Can the plaintiff in a civil case change the requested damages after the defendant has already been served the summons?

I have a very oddly specific situational question; In a civil lawsuit where a plaintiff is attempting to gain a sum of money from the defending party, is the plaintiff and their counsel allowed to ...
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Can I sue Uber for property damage to my mobility device?

I use a mobility device, an electric mobility scooter, to get around as I am temporarily disabled. While using Uber to attend a medical appointment in the Australian Capital Territory, my mobility ...
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