Pecuniary & Non-Pecuniary Damages: Definition & Examples


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Damages that have a discernible and quantifiable monetary value attached are:

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1. Damages that do not have a discernible, quantifiable monetary amount attached are:

2. Damages that are a foreseeable consequence of the harm caused by another are:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo is a tool designed to check your understanding of pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages. Specific performance and types of damages are addressed on the quiz, which will be automatically scored after you finish.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to see how much you know about:

  • Damages that are a foreseeable result of the harm caused by another
  • The meaning of specific performance
  • Damages with a quantifiable and discernible monetary value

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of damages
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what a court can do in a civil case when it wants to punish someone above compensatory and nominal damages

Additional Learning

To learn more, use the lesson called Pecuniary & Non-Pecuniary Damages: Definition & Examples. Other topics you can analyze include:

  • Characteristics of different types of damages
  • Which type of damage things like pain and suffering and loss of quality of life would fall under
  • How nominal damages work
  • Sample scenarios involving different types of damages