2009 California Civil Code - Section 3281-3283 :: Article 1. General Principles

CIVIL CODE
SECTION 3281-3283

3281.  Every person who suffers detriment from the unlawful act or
omission of another, may recover from the person in fault a
compensation therefor in money, which is called damages.

3282.  Detriment is a loss or harm suffered in person or property.

3283.  Damages may be awarded, in a judicial proceeding, for
detriment resulting after the commencement thereof, or certain to
result in the future.

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