This article explores the place of forgiveness and mercy in tort law, describing frequent misgivings about encouraging forgiveness or mercy as part of the substantive or procedural law of torts. Finally, the article suggests a new concept, "merciful damages" which might allow some of the benefits of forgiveness while avoiding or mitigating some common concerns.
Neal R. Feigenson,
Merciful Damages: Some Remarks on Forgiveness, Mercy and Tort Law,
27 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1633
Available at: http://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/ulj/vol27/iss5/17