compensatory damages



  • An award for damages intended to compensate the plaintiff by granting a monetary amount equal to the loss or injury suffered.


  • (written as Compensatory Damages)
    A monetary settlement awarded by a civil court to a plaintiff who has been found to have been materially harmed, whether physically, emotionally, or financially, by actions of the defendant. Compensatory damages may be awarded in cases of false or misleading advertising, negligence, or predatory business practices on the part of foreign exchange brokers.