Damage without legal injury.
The legal maxim means causing of damage/condemnation without injury. It refers to a situation where the right of the plaintiff is not respected and is breached but this breach of the plaintiff’s right does not result in damage or in some cases liquidated damages. In other cases the injury is too small that the law considers it trivial to take notice of.
Sam was running an ice-cream parlour quite successfully. After few days Rock opened up another ice-cream parlour in front of Sam’s ice-cream parlour and started selling ice-creams at a price lower than Sam’s ice-creams. Here even though the low prices will cause loss to Sam but there is no violation of any legal right and hence Sam has no effective remedy against Rock.
a. M. R. Mini (Minor) Represented By Her Guardian and Father M.P. vs. State of Kerala and Anr
Once we hold that the university-wise allocation of seats is valid the misfortune of the petitioner is damnum sine injuria, if we may use that expression in this context. Every adversity is not an injury. Judicial remedy cannot heal every wound or cure every sore since the discipline of the law keeps courts within its bounds.
b. Ayaaubkhan Noorkhan Pathan vs. State Of Maharashtra
There may be some harm or loss that may not be wrongful in the eye of the law because it may not result in injury to a legal right or legally protected interest of the complainant but juridically harm of this description is called damnum sine injuria.
C. Ramdas Khatau & Co vs. S Atlas Mills Co Ltd
There are a great many acts which may inflict annoyance and occasion coat and expense, which, in the popular sense of the word, are a nuisance to another person but which do not amount to a nuisance in the legal sense of the word, and give rise to no cause of action, are, in fact, damnum sine injuria.
Edited by Vigneshwar Ramasubramania
Approved & Published – Sakshi Raje
 M. R. Mini (Minor) Represented By Her Guardian and Father M.P. v. State of Kerala and Anr., A.I.R. 1980 2 S.C.C. 216.
 Ayaaubkhan Noorkhan Pathan v. State Of Maharashtra, A.I.R. 2013 S.C. 58.
 Ramdas Khatau & Co . S Atlas Mills Co Ltd, LQ 1930 HC 0263.