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award

Law
a. the decision of an arbitrator
b. a grant made by a court of law, esp of damages in a civil action

award

A communication from an owner accepting a bid or negotiated proposal. An award creates legal obligations between the parties.
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The Court in Farrar stated that where recovery of private damages is the purpose of civil rights litigation, a court in awarding attorney's fees is obligated to give primary consideration to the amount of damages awarded, as compared to the amount sought, and that fee awards under 1988 were never intended to produce windfalls to attorneys.
While awarding noncompensatory punitive damages can help deter and punish extreme misconduct, the current methods for awarding them often impose penalties randomly and capriciously.
Reader's Digest has been conducting its annual consumer brand preference survey for almost a decade, awarding Asia's top performing brands as voted by consumers.