treble damages

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n treble damages three times the amount that a court would normally find the injured party entitled to
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Usage

In literature:

Parties aggrieved by such may recover treble damages in the superior courts, with double costs.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
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In news:

Apple is seeking to have the court case declared "exceptional," a legal standard under which the jury could award treble damages.
In a treble -damage lawsuit like this, a jury could actually do the humane thing and finally put HSUS out of business completely.
Damages trebled for willful violation of automated dialing to wrong party.
The judge in the case could still treble the amount of damages Samsung has to pay because the jury said the infringements were "wilful".
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