ad damnum clause
- That clause in a declaration or complaint which sets forth the plaintiff's demand for damages and the amount thereof.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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ad damnum clause — noun claim for damages, demanded damages, fixed amount of damages, monetary clause, provision for damages Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 ad damnum clause … Law dictionary
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ad damnum — ad dam·num / ad dam nəm, äd däm nu̇m/ n [Latin, in accordance with the loss]: the claim for damages in a civil lawsuit defendant s motion seeking to reduce the ad damnum demanded in the complaint Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam… … Law dictionary
ad damnum — /ae(d) daemnam/ In pleading, To the damage. The technical name of that clause of the writ, declaration, or, more commonly, the complaint, which contains a statement of the plaintiffs money loss, or the damages which he claims. Fed.R.Civil P. 8(a) … Black's law dictionary
damage — dam·age 1 n [Old French, from dam injury, harm, from Latin damnum financial loss, fine] 1: loss or harm resulting from injury to person, property, or reputation 2 pl: the money awarded to a party in a civil suit as reparation for the loss or… … Law dictionary
Pleading — In law as practiced in countries that follow the English models, a pleading is a formal written statement filed with a court by parties in a civil action, other than a motion. By stating what claims and defences are at issue, pleadings establish… … Wikipedia
complaint — com·plaint n 1: the initial pleading that starts a lawsuit and that sets forth the allegations made by the plaintiff against the defendant and the plaintiff s demand for relief see also prayer, process, well pleaded complaint rule compare … Law dictionary
claim for damages — index ad damnum clause Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
demanded damages — index ad damnum clause Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
fixed amount of damages — index ad damnum clause Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary