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

lawful:

1. According to law.  In accord with the spirit of the law, not merel the form of law.  State ex rel Van Nice v Whealey, 5 SD 427, 431, 59 NW 211. [1]

lawful damages:
(1873)

1. Those damages fixed by law and ascertained in a court of law. [1]

1. Such loss resulting from injury as the law compensates. [3]

References:

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[1]: 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

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

[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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