Death and Tort

Steve Hedley

University College Cork


DEATH RITES AND RIGHTS, B. Brooks-Gordon, ed., Hart Publishing, 2007

"... How does death matter in all of this? There are really two questions, the first rather easier to answer than the second: 1. What effect does the death of one party to a tort dispute have on that dispute? 2. Does it make any difference whether the death was caused by the other party, and/or was a consequence of the injuries the dispute was about? The second question really only arises in the context of personal injury actions - in theory someone might die through indignation on being libelled, but in practice these things don’t happen - and will be considered later ..."

Number of Pages in PDF File: 20

Keywords: death, tort, damages

JEL Classification: K13, K42

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Date posted: April 24, 2011  

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Hedley, Steve, Death and Tort (2007). DEATH RITES AND RIGHTS, B. Brooks-Gordon, ed., Hart Publishing, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1820185

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