COMPENSATORY DAMAGES

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Overview

In tort law, actual damages is a type of damages which refers to compensation awarded by a court in response to a loss suffered by a party.

The Supreme Court held in Birsdall v. Coolidge, 93 U.S. 64 (1876) that the phrases "compensatory...

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BACKGROUND

In June 2003, Leroy Haeger, et al. (“the Haegers”) suffered serious injuries when, as they were driving on a highway, a Goodyear G159 tire on their vehicle failed, causing the vehicle to swerve off the road and overturn. Haeger v. Goodyear...