Determining damages for post trial summary
Just finished a trespass case trial. We're trying to figure damages. We weren't allowed to introduce any damages during the trial because they weren't included in the Discovery stage which was three years ago. Any ideas on how to introduce damage cost that won't insult the Judge?
Quinteen kazillion samolians is the minimum.
Sorry. I'm wise but only in the area below my back belt loops.
Please explain how there are damages resulting from trespass?
Did a unruly surveyor violently and with forethought and malice wield his light Saber machete and cut down a 100 year old Japanese maple?
Damages would include any damage done to the property from broken locks, gates, fence, ground ruts, lost crop in fields, timber and any physical damage to stock, pets, property and other such things multiplied by a factor of not less than 3.
If the event frightened or made SWMBO and the youngins cry there is no limit to the punishment which would include feeling some amount of pain and suffering by a proper amount of time being incarcerated and the plaintiff being awarded an ample amount of their monies.
I would expect you to present expert witness type of costs quantifying the damages to the Judge. In Washington the multiplier for timber trespass (including Christmas Trees) is 3.