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Hsu v Commissioner of Police of The Metropolis [1997]

Facts

  • Claim for personal injury in wrongful arrest; racial claims
  • Awarded £220,000 at first instance

Issue

  • What was the appropriate level of damages?

Decision

  • £35,000

Reasoning

  • 3 types of damages: normal, aggravated (2x normal) and exemplary
  • Maximum exemplary damages £50,000
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