non·​eco·​nom·​ic | \ ˌnän-ˌe-kə-ˈnä-mik How to pronounce noneconomic (audio) , -ˌē-kə-\

Definition of noneconomic

: not economic especially : having no economic importance or implication

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On Tuesday, a federal jury awarded Sponer $101,000 in noneconomic damages, finding Wells Fargo Bank negligently and willfully violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act. oregonlive, "Jury awards $101,000 to Portland man who sued Wells Fargo for not fixing credit report due to ID theft," 3 Sep. 2019 Yang’s very language highlights the noneconomic benefits of work. Matthew Continetti, National Review, "A UBI Would Undermine Work," 25 July 2019 Joshua Ashley seeks $2 million in noneconomic damages and $250,000 in economic damages for his June 27, 2017, injury., "Youth pastor who broke neck seeks more than $2 million in damages in suit alleging faulty ‘Bubble Ball’," 25 July 2019 The plaintiffs, referred to as Jane Doe 1, 2, 3 and 4, are requesting a jury trial and monetary damages and damages for pain, suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and other noneconomic damages. Lauren Hernández,, "Four women sue, saying they were sexually assaulted at massage firm’s outlets," 19 July 2019 An actuarial analysis estimates that medical professional liability premiums will increase by 47% if wrongful-death claims allow for noneconomic damages. WSJ, "New York Protects Its Tenants and Lawyers," 20 June 2019 The lawsuit originally sought $100,000 in noneconomic damages for Thompson’s emotional pain and suffering., "Lawsuit claiming Portland nightclubs turned away black customers ends in settlement," 19 June 2019 The jury ruled that John Deere must pay about $6.2 million in economic damages and $3.3 million in noneconomic damages, the latter for the girl’s pain and suffering., "Senate votes down bill to eliminate pain-and-suffering damages cap in most injury cases," 4 June 2019 Can and should trade relations with China be divorced from U.S. national security and other noneconomic interests, even if trade war is akin to pointing a gun at one’s own head and threatening to pull the trigger? WSJ, "Costly iPhone Canary and a U.S.-China Rift," 8 Jan. 2019

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1856, in the meaning defined above

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