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Punitive damages

Assessed when it is deemed that the defendant acted in a grossly negligent manner and deserves to have an example made of his or her behaviour so as to discourage others from acting that way. Usually imposed in addition to other damages.

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Disappointed with govt's unprecedented step: Nestle India

12-08-2015| Source:PTI

in basic damages and another Rs 355.50 crore in punitive damages totalling Rs 639.95 crore from the Swiss giant.

Govt damage claim from Nestle India can go beyond Rs 640 cr

12-08-2015| Source:PTI

Yesterday, the Consumer Affairs Ministry had flied a case before the consumer forum NCDRC seeking Rs 284.45 crore in basic damages and another Rs 355.50 crore in punitive damages totalling Rs 639

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