seek damages

idiom

law
: to ask a court to require someone who has treated one unfairly or hurt one in some way to pay money

Examples of seek damages in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new lawsuit filed by her longtime lawyer Gloria Allred will allow Jane Doe No. 2 to pursue her claims with a civil jury and also seek damages from Weinstein’s company. Nancy Dillon, Rolling Stone, 20 Dec. 2023 The state’s Ralph Civil Rights Act and Bane Act allow for restraining orders and lawsuits that seek damages. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Nov. 2023 Both bills would authorize the attorney general to bring an action to enjoin or seek damages or civil penalties of up to $5,000 per violation and would allow parents or guardians of minors to sue for damages of up to $5,000 per user incident or for actual damages, whichever is greater. Athena Jones, CNN, 11 Oct. 2023 The attorney general’s office would be authorized to bring an action to enjoin or seek damages or civil penalties of up to $5,000 per violation. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 11 Oct. 2023 Both lawsuits allege invasion of privacy and negligence and seek damages. Dakota Smith, Los Angeles Times, 9 Oct. 2023 One unhappy harbinger for the Buffalo families could be a pair of Supreme Court decisions from May which rejected efforts by families of victims to seek damages from Google and Twitter for providing platforms for ISIS videos prior to two international terrorist attacks. James Barron, New York Times, 25 July 2023 Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. PCMAG, 4 Aug. 2023 Hans Niemann, the American 20-year-old chess grandmaster at the center of a scandal involving Magnus Carlsen, the game’s reigning superstar and former world champion, will not have the chance to seek damages over allegations of cheating that have hurt his professional standing. Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 28 June 2023 See More

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“Seek damages.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seek%20damages. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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