Title

Exemplary Damages: Two Commonwealth Cases

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2003

Abstract

The topic of exemplary damages has often been shrouded in controversy. Indeed, in some jurisdictions (such as England), the very award of such damages is confined to an extremely narrow compass (though cf. the recent House of Lords decision in Kuddus v. Chief Constable of Leicestershire Constabulary [2001] UKHL 29, [2002] 2 A.C. 122). Although the jurisdiction to award such damages is broader in other Commonwealth jurisdictions, difficult issues remain, two of which were recently explored by the highest appellate courts in New Zealand and Canada, respectively.

Discipline

Contracts

Research Areas

Commercial Law

Publication

Cambridge Law Journal

Volume

62

Issue

1

First Page

32

Last Page

36

ISSN

0008-1973

Identifier

10.1017/S0008197303326212

Publisher

Cambridge University Law Society

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0008197303326212