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EXCESSIVE DAMAGES Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Damages awarded by a jury which are grossly in excess of the amount warranted by law on the facts and circumstances of the case; unreasonable or outrageous damages. A verdict giving excessive damages is ground for a new trial. Taylor v. Giger, Hardin (Ivy.) 587; Harvesting Mach. Co. v. Gray, 114 Ind. 340. 10 X. E. 787.


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