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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In 2007, Apple released the original iPhone. In re Apple iPhone Antitrust Litig., 846 F.3d 313, 315–16 (9th Cir. 2017). One year later, Apple launched the “App Store,” through which iPhone users may purchase and download applications (“apps”). Id....

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MIAMI’S LAWSUIT AGAINST BANK OF AMERICA

Miami brought a Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) lawsuit against Bank of America, Countrywide Financial Corporation, Countrywide Home Loans, and Countrywide Bank (collectively, “Bank of America” or “the Bank”) on December...

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MIAMI’S LAWSUIT AGAINST BANK OF AMERICA

Miami brought a Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) lawsuit against Bank of America, Countrywide Financial Corporation, Countrywide Home Loans, and Countrywide Bank (collectively, “Bank of America” or “the Bank”) on December...

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May a district court certify a class action without resolving “merits arguments” that bear on Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23’s prerequisites for certification, including whether...

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Definition

In tort law, a remedy in the form of monetary compensation to the harmed party.

Damages: An Overview

Damages refers to the sum of money the law imposes for a breach of some duty or violation of some right. Generally, there are two types...

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In 1991, Gilbert P. Hyatt (“Hyatt”) began to receive large amounts of income from licensing fees for a computer chip patent. See Franchise Tax Board v. Hyatt, 335 P.3d 125, 131 (Nev. 2014). In his 1991 tax return, Hyatt stated that just prior to...

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Halo Electronics Inc. (“Halo”) and Pulse Electronics Inc. (“Pulse”) make surface mount transformers, a component in electronic devices such as internet routers. See Halo Electronics Inc. v. Pulse Electronics Inc., 769 F.3d 1371, 1374–75 (Fed...

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On June 7, 2010, Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca (“Sergio”), a 15-year-old Mexican citizen, was playing a game with his friends at a cement culvert on the border between Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Hernandez v. United States at 255. The...

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Facts

Respondent, a young adult under the pseudonym “Amy,” was sexually abused by her uncle when she was eight or nine years old. See In re Amy, 591 F.3d 792, 794 (5th Cir. 2009). Amy’s uncle took a number of photographs depicting her in sexually...

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