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Damages is money whose payment a court orders as compensation to an injured plaintiff.

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Fines, penalties, or injunctive relief would not typically constitute "damages."

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Injunctive relief is a legal alternative to monetary damages in a civil suit.

Compensatory damages is a sum of money to which a plaintiff is entitled that, so far as is...

Punitive damages are damages in excess of those required to compensate the plaintiff for the wrong...