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what decides how much money you can recive if you sue someone?

Unfortunaly we have to sue a company for a bunch of violations what decides how much money you can get?And how long does it usually take`?One of the violation is clearly race discrimination.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Legal caps on the amounts awarded.

    Check with your state and federal to see if any apply.

    If there are none, or higher than what you want....its best to ask higher and hopefully get offered somewhere in between.

    So there may or may not be caps for discrimination and pain suffering as a result of that.

    Thats what youll have toprove.

    As for the other infractions, same goes...check to see.

    If its small claims court...theres $5000 limit.

    Sounds to me like you havent retained cousnel as they will be the one familiar with this

  • Irv S
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    There are two classes of compensation you can

    recieve from a civil suit:

    Compensatory damages: for which you must

    show real monetary losses, and

    Punative damages: which are awarded to you

    by a jury as punishment for the offense against

    you by the defendant.

    You need legal advice to determine what you

    might recieve based on the facts of the case.

  • 1 decade ago

    Either the judge or the jury decides the amount. It depends on the state and various other things not mentioned in your question.

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