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The structure of aggravated and exemplary damages.

Beever, A. (2003) 'The structure of aggravated and exemplary damages.', Oxford journal of legal studies., 23 (1). pp. 87-110.


This article explores aggravated and exemplary damages in terms of their structure. It argues that the awards are distinguishable and once they have been appropriately analysed it can be seen that aggravated damages have a secure foundation in the private law and are importantly different from other compensatory awards. The article then argues that many of the reasons given in favour of exemplary damages are not consistent with the structure of that award. The article concludes by insisting that exemplary damages should be abolished as they are in serious tension with the nature of civil liability.

Item Type:Article
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Keywords:Tort, Damages, Punishment, Compensation.
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Record Created:13 Aug 2008
Last Modified:08 Apr 2009 16:30

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