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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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I'm owed compensation for assault. It's been almost 8 years and I haven't seen a penny

[Oxfordshire, England] When I was 15 [I am 22 now], I was mugged and beaten up by a group of three young men, the youngest of this group being 18. I called the Police, and the guys were caught. As it ...
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Can I collect restitution for stolen goods if my insurance has replaced them?

My residence was broken into and burglarized. My renter's insurance covered the cost of the stolen goods, though I did spend time reacquiring the goods and the claim affected my insurance plan was ...
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What legally happens if the person being sued cannot pay the amount owed. (Special Case)

Here's a situation related to a story that's been in the news lately. I have no experience with any legal situations, so apologies for using incorrect terms/vocab. Conditions: The person being sued ...
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What options do I have to receive restitution from a company that defrauded me and was convicted in 2004?

I was defrauded in 2004 by a company and all the members of that company have been in jail after being convicted in court. I saw that they were ordered to pay restitution, which I never received. ...
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What is “unjust enrichment?”

What is unjust enrichment under the law? It's understandable if associated with liability for wrongdoing. Apparently, this is not a necessary condition. How does it operate independently of liability ...