- measure of damages
mea·sure of damages: the method under applicable principles of law for determining the damages sustained by a party
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
- measure of damages
n. A formula for determining monetary damages, which varies among types of actions; for example, measure of damages in a contract case is generally the contract price less reduction for any incomplete performance by the selling party, while measure of damages in a tort action is that which fairly compensates a plaintiff for her expenses sustained as a result of the tortious act, plus compensation for any pain and suffering.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
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