General Legal Terms pertaining to “Damages”:

Actual Damages – an amount awarded to a complainant to compensate for a proven injury or loss; damages that repay actual losses.  aka Compensatory DamagesTangible DamagesReal Damages.

Lawful Damages – those damages fixed by law and ascertained in a court of law

Measurable Damages – damages whose amount can be determined with a high degree of certainty

Speculative Damages – damages that are so uncertain to occur that they will not be awarded.  aka Remote Damages.


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[1]: All definitions from Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6


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