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Assault Damages Cases Summarized By Injury Attorney

This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of Assault Damages and the related topic of intentional torts.For more information on assault see the page on Wikipedia

Assault Damages- Cases

2006 Bowie v. Murphy, 271 Va. 126, 624 S.E.2d 74.

To properly plead an assault claim and assault damages there is no requirement of an allegation or proof of physical injury. There is no requirement of a physical touching.

1948 Tri-State Coach Corp. v. Walsh, 188 Va. 299, 49 S.E.2d 363.

Motive of defendant may be considered in assessing punitive damages. Shame, humiliation, and like are elements to be considered in reaching compensatory damages.

1947 Baskett v. Banks, 186 Va. 1022, 45 S.E.2d 173.

Where there has been two assaults, burden is not upon plaintiff to prove absolutely and precisely extent of injuries resulting from each attack. If defendant is responsible only for one assault, then defendant is not liable for all assault damages sustained in both, in absence of proof as to injuries attributable to each.

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