Death and Tort

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

20 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2011  

Steve Hedley

University College Cork

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

"... 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 ..."

Keywords: death, tort, damages

JEL Classification: K13, K42

Suggested Citation

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

Steve Hedley (Contact Author)

University College Cork ( email )

Cork
Ireland

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