The legal notion that the damages that are awarded to compensate a party for loss or injury should be at least sufficient to put that party in the same position they were in prior to that loss or injury.
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Legal; according to law; as, loyal matrimony, a lawful marriage; attached to the existing law.
Habitation in another’s house, in which the owner dwells; the occupier being termed a lodger.
Referring to the benefits a spouse loses as a result of the other spouse being wrongfully injured, e.g. the inability of having the benefit of the other spouse’s affection, intimacy, sexual relations and otherwise the comfort of such a close relationship.
That which adheres to the law, that which sustains an existing government.
A ship’s journal. It contains a minute account of the ship’s course, with a short history of every occurrence during the vovage. 1 Marsh. Ins. 408. When a log books required by law to be kept, it is an official register so far as regards the transactions required by law to be entered in it, [...]
Losing the use of an object for which a plaintiff would have a right of compensation, e.g. the loss of use of an automobile which had been wrongfully taken by another.
French law. Those which are or may be contested either in whole or in part, whether an action has been commenced, or when there is reason to apprehend one.
A criminal charge of vagrancy. Wasting time being idle.
What was once possessed and cannot now be found. 2. When a bond or other deed was lost, formerly the obligee or plaintiff was compelled to go into equity to seek relief, because there was no remedy a law, the plaintiff being required to make profert in his declaration. 1 Chan. c. 7T. But in [...]
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