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A construction of wood, stone, or other materials, made across a stream of water for the purpose of confining it, a mole.
2. The owner... more
torts. The loss caused by one person to another, or to his
either with the design of injuring him, with negligence and carelessness,
or by inevitable accident.
torts. This is a corruption of the French words faisant
dommage, and signifies doing damage. This term is usually applied to the
injury which animals belonging to... more
In the language of the customs, are goods subject to
duties, which have received some injury either in the voyage home, or while
bonded in warehouses.... more
practice. The indemnity given by law, to be recovered from a
wrong doer by the person who has sustained an injury, either in his person,
property, or... more
Such damages as are unreasonably great, and not
warranted by law.
2. The damages are excessive in the following cases: 1. When they are
Such as are unreasonably low, and less than is
required by law.
2. Damages are inadequate, when the plaintiff sues for a breach of
DAMAGES ON BILLS OF EXCHANGE
contracts. A penalty affixed by law
non-payment of a bill of exchange when it is not paid at maturity, which
the parties to it are obliged... more
DAMAGES, DOUBLE or TREBLE
practice. In cases where a statute gives a
party double or treble damages, the jury are to find single damages, and
the court to enhance them, according... more
torts. General damages are such as the law implies to
have accrued from the act of a tort-feasor. To call a man a thief, or
commit an... more
pleading. In personal and mixed actions, (but not in
penal actions, for obvious reason,) the declaration must allege, in
conclusion, that the injury is to the damage... more
contracts. When the parties to a contract
for the payment of a certain su, as a satisfaction fixed and agreed upon by
them, for the not doing... more
torts. Special damages are such as are in fact
sustained, and are not implied by law, these are either superadded to
general damages, arising from an act... more
pleading. As distinguished from the gist of the
signify that special damage which is stated to result from the gist, as, if
a plaintiff in an action... more
The unascertained amount which is due to a
by another for an injury to the person, property, or relative rights of the
party injured. These damages,... more
That which causes a loss or damage to a society, or
who has indemnified another. For example, when a society has entered into
an obligation... more
To cause damage, injury or loss.
A name given by Lord Kenyon to that species of
property of a bankrupt, which, so far from being valuable, would be a
charge to the... more
DAMNUM ABSQUE INJURIA
A loss or damage without injury.
2. There are cases when the act of one man may cause a damage or loss to
civil law. Damages caused by a fortuitous event, or
inevitable accident, damages arising from the act of God. Among these were
included losses by shipwreck, lightning, or... more
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