What are compensatory damages? They are one of several types of monetary awards that can be won at trial. Purpose The purpose of compensatory damages is to “make the plaintiff whole again”. In other words, they exist to cover all of the damages that were created by the defendant’s bad actions. These do not include…

What is breach of contract? Breach of contract is the cause of action that arises when one party fails to perform under a contract. That’s too legalese. If one party doesn’t do what they’re supposed to in a contract, they’ve breached that contract. However, it is not always that simple. What is a contract? Contracts…

For smaller lawsuits, there is one type of award that can change the outcome of your case. Prevailing parties can sometimes get the losing party to pay attorney’s fees. The decision to award these fees is often in the discretion of the presiding judge. However, it helps to know when you could have the losing…

Negligence. You may be familiar with the term, but do you actually know what it means? Unless you are an attorney or have been involved in litigation alleging negligence, probably not. Simply put, a suit claiming negligence asks the court to rule that the defendant breached a duty of care that they owed you, and…

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