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date: 26 May 2022

lump-sum award 

Source:
A Dictionary of Law
Author(s):
Jonathan LawJonathan Law

The form in which damages are normally given by a court. The award covers both past losses (up to the time of judgment) and losses likely to be suffered in the future. Historically, the general rule has been that only one award of damages may be made, unless the wrong is a continuing one (such as continuing trespass or nuisance). However, the court now has the power to make orders for damages taking the form of periodical payments when awarding damages for personal injury. In actions for personal injuries in which the claimant may develop some serious disease or suffer some serious deterioration in his condition, ... ...

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