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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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Types of Damages

Two types of losses result in damages: those that can be fixed with money, and those that can only be fixed by action. Some courts have the ability to award money damages. Some courts have the ability to make someone do something. Some courts can give you both kinds of solutions.
Whatever solution the court comes up with, when the court makes its decision, it is called “awarding relief.” Whatever kind of relief you want, lawyers lump it all together and call it “damages,” because it’s the easiest way to understand what the court requires in order to consider your case. Ultimately, without some form of damages for which the court can give you a remedy, your case will be dismissed.

Monetary Damages

Losses that can be fixed ...

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