plural noun Law.
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This concern ceased after the Spanish warned of severe punitive measures on the family members of suicides.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What are needed, she argued, are neither criminal penalties nor civil damages.
Constand claimed that the accusation was patently false, and demanded $150,000 in damages from the tabloid and attorney.How Bill Cosby Allegedly Silenced His Accusers Through A Tabloid Smear Campaign|Marlow Stern|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He sought $550,000 in damages, and du Pont vehemently denied the charges.
They could not sue for emotional distress, damages for which can only be won in a wrongful life suit.
Thirdly, that great damages result because of the division of jurisdiction between the Audiencia and captain-general.
The law only gave you the right to proceed against him to recover money damages for the legal injury.
A chauffeur may recover damages from his employer for injuries received while operating his car.
A husband has a right of action for damages against any person who alienates his wife's affections.
Under these circumstances, the learned counsel called on the jury to reduce the damages to a shrimp.