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WHEN ARE EXEMPLARY DAMAGES AWARDED?

EXEMPLARY DAMAGES MAY BE AWARDED IN THE FOLLOWING CASES:

1.    In  criminal  actions,  when  the  crime  was  committed  with  one  or more aggravating circumstances
2.    In quasi-delicts, if the defendant acted with gross negligence
3.    In  contracts  and  quasi-contracts,  if  the  defendant  acted  in  a wanton, fraudulent, reckless, oppressive, or malevolent manner
 


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