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The composer and singer, Taylor Swift, recently won a sexual assault lawsuit against a former radio host. He initially sued her stating that she had caused his dismissal. She countersued because she wanted the trial to serve as an “example to other women.” Swift only sought a single dollar in damages, which the jury awarded her.
Yes, Even $1.00 Award Has Implications
The dollar awarded to Swift brings up some interesting points about how damages are calculated under the law. There are two parts to every case:
- The first part is liability, meaning that one has to first prove their case before they are entitled to damages. Many people spend most of their energy on the facts of their case, as they are so personally involved in it.
- Yet, once they are able to prove their case, the next step, and often the most important step, is for them to…
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