PUNITIVE DAMAGES

December 7, 2007 by The Farber Law Group
PUNITIVE DAMAGES:
Punitive or exemplary damages are monetary damages, which combine punishment and the setting of public example. These damages may be awarded when the defendant acted in a malicious, violent, oppressive, fraudulent, wanton or grossly reckless way in causing the special and general damages to the plaintiff. In the State of Washington punitive exemplary damages are allowed in very limited circumstances by statute only.


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