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