damage in taking by eminent domain


damage in taking by eminent domain
Physical injury to property not taken caused by any act in the course of the construction of a public improvement which if done by a private individual would give rise to an action at law. Farnandis v Great Northern Railway Co. 41 Wash 486, 84 P 18, 21. damages. The sum of money which the law awards or imposes as pecuniary compensation, recompense, or satisfaction for an injury done or a wrong sustained as a consequence either of a breach of a contractual obligation or a tortious act. 22 Am Rd Damg § 1. The pecuniary compensation or indemnity which may be recovered in the courts by any person who has suffered loss, detriment, or injury, whether to his person, property, or rights, through the unlawful act or omission or negligence of another. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co. v Hanna (CA5 Fla) 224 F2d 499, 53 ALR2d 1125. See actual damages; compensatory damages: damage; double damages; exemplary damages: liquidated damages; mitigation of damages; nominal damages; punitive damages; speculative damages.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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