Translation of punitive damages in Spanish:

punitive damages

plural noun


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    • The Law Commission emphasised that an award of punitive damages should be seen as a remedy of last resort.
    • Exemplary damages or punitive damages, the terms are synonymous, stand apart from awards of compensatory damages.
    • In my view, the case at bar is one where punitive damages must be awarded because of the conduct of all Defendants.
    • The plaintiff recovered punitive damages in the cause now in issue, the total award exceeding one million dollars.
    • The Court has thus confirmed that punitive damages can be awarded in the absence of an accompanying tort.