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Non-Pecuniary Damages in Wrongful Death Actions, Final Report 66


This report recommends four significant changes in respect to recovery of damages for non-pecuniary loss in wrongful death action of the 1979 enacted section 8 of Fatal Accidents Act. First, the new term “damages for grief and loss of the guidance, care and companionship of the deceased” is used to describe more accurately what is being compensated. Second, the levels of damages (the existing level of damages has been rejected as totally inadequate) are raised to […]

AREA OF LAW Constitutional and Public Law
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FILE fr066.pdf

May 30, 1993

Non-Pecuniary Damages in Wrongful Death Actions, Report for Discussion 12


The Fatal Accidents Act (at the time of this report’s publication) governed the right of surviving family members to recover non-pecuniary damages such as the loss of guidance, companionship, and care of a family member from someone who wrongfully causes their relative’s death. Section 8 of the Act provided that in the event of the loss of a family member, the following awards will be paid: $3000 to be split by the deceased’s parents; $3000 for the […]

AREA OF LAW Constitutional and Public Law Procedure
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FORMAT Publications
FILE rfd12.pdf

June 2, 1992