Code Section

Civil Code - CIV

DIVISION 4. GENERAL PROVISIONS [3274 - 9566]

  ( Heading of Division 4 amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 160, Sec. 16. )
  

PART 1. RELIEF [3274 - 3428]

  ( Part 1 enacted 1872. )
  

TITLE 2. COMPENSATORY RELIEF [3281 - 3360]

  ( Title 2 enacted 1872. )
  

CHAPTER 1. Damages in General [3281 - 3296]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted 1872. )
  

ARTICLE 1. General Principles [3281 - 3283]
  ( Article 1 enacted 1872. )

  
3281.  

Every person who suffers detriment from the unlawful act or omission of another, may recover from the person in fault a compensation therefor in money, which is called damages.

(Enacted 1872.)