LAW 521-002 – Civil Procedure I

Compensatory Damages


In a contract case, you can get expectation damages, those you foresaw at the time of the contract.

In contract cases you have a duty to mitigate, e.g. try to get another job.

In a tort case, you can get compensatory damages for all harm flowing from tort.

Insurance companies will usually settle a pain and suffering claim of three times the actual medical bills.