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The Law of Torts, 6/e$70.00 – $112.00
A monetary remedy in addition to compensatory damages designed to punish the tortfeasor for his malicious, high- handed, or outrageous conduct.
A monetary award given to an injured party, designed in such a way that, rather than merely compensating the injured party, the wrongdoer is punished and others are deterred from following the same course of conduct.