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DAMNUM ABSQUE INJURIA Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Loss, hurt, or harm without injury in the legal sense, that is, without such an invasion of rights as is redressible by an action. A loss which does not give rise to an action of damages against the person causing it; as where a person blocks up the windows of a new house overlooking his land, or injures a person’s trade by setting up an establishment of the same kind in the neighborhood. Broom, Com. Law, 75; Marbury v. Madison, 1 Cranch, 164, 2 L. Ed. 60; West Virginia Transp. Co. v. Standard Oil Co., 50 W. Va. 611, 40 S. E. 591, 56 L. R. A. 804, 88 Am. St. Rep. 895; Irwin v. Askew, 74 Ga. 581; Chase v. Silverstone, 62 Me. 175, 16 Am. Rep. 419; Lumber Co. v. U. S., 69 Fed. 32


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