Stigma Damages – damages which caused a permanent loss in the value of the property

stigma damages:

1. Damages resulting from a temporary harm that causes the fully restored property to be viewed as less valuable after the harm and produces a permanent loss of value. — aka diminution damages.  [1]

diminution in value:

1. A measure of damages for arriving at the amount of money a plaintiff is entitled to recover in a case where the value of his property has been reduced by the defendant’s conduct. [2]


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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



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