Inadequate Damages – damages insufficient to fully and fairly compensate the parties; damages bearing no reasonable relation to the plaintiff’ s injuries, indicating prejudice, mistake, etc.

inadequate damages:
(18c)

1. Damages insufficient to fully and fairly compensate the parties; damages bearing no reasonable relation to the plaintiff’ s injuries, indicating prejudice, mistake, or other fact to support setting aside a jury’s verdict. [1]

1. An award so small as to indicate passion, prejudice, partiality, or corruption on the part of the jury, or to make it appear that the jury disregarded the instructions of the court or labored under a vital mistake or misapprehension of the principles by which they should have been governed in making the award.  22 Am J2d Damg § 398

An award in an amount so small as to bear no reasonable relation to the loss suffered by the plaintiff or to indicate an evident failure of justice.  22 Am J2d Damg § 398. [2]

1. An award so small that is bears no reasonable relation to the loss suffered by the plaintiff. [3]

References:

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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