Punitive damages

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Punitive damages are a remedy given by a court of equity in a lawsuit.[1] It is used when a court believes that the defendant needs more punishment to be reformed or stopped from doing the action that caused them to be sued.[2]

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  1. "Punitive damages". Wex Legal Dictionary. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  2. Cotchett, Joseph. "Punitive Damages: How Much Is Enough?". Retrieved 1 July 2016.