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wrong or damage done to another, either in his or her person, rights, reputation or property. LEGAL INJURY is any damage that results from a violation of a legal right and that the law will recognize as deserving of redress.
Compare damnum absque injuria; depreciation; fault. See also damages; relief; remedy. EXAMPLE: Federal law prohibits discrimination based on race. May, a black woman, is refused a job because of her race. Even if she gets another job and although no physical injury resulted to her, she has been injured in the eyes of the law and can pursue a monetary remedy or an award of the job she was refused. Source: Barron's Dictionary of Legal Terms, Steven H. Gifis, 5th Edition; © 2016