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Punitive damages: perception and reality

Abstract:

This article reports and discusses the results of an empirical study of punitive damages, which damages are awarded in order to punish and deter the defendant rather than to compensate the claimant for loss. We examined all electronically available cases in which punitive damages were sought that were decided in all parts of the UK (save for Scotland, which does not recognise punitive damage) by first instance courts in the first sixteen years of the twenty-first century. The study is the fir...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Keble College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Law Faculty
Publisher:
Legalease Publisher's website
Journal:
Personal Injury Law Journal Journal website
Issue:
158
Publication date:
2017-08-01
Acceptance date:
2017-06-19
ISSN:
1474-9025
Pubs id:
pubs:701339
URN:
uri:8ae55a65-effa-4ea6-abe2-64aefd7461bf
UUID:
uuid:8ae55a65-effa-4ea6-abe2-64aefd7461bf
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pubs:701339

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