Death and Tort
DEATH RITES AND RIGHTS, B. Brooks-Gordon, ed., Hart Publishing, 2007
20 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2011
Date Written: 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 ..."
Keywords: death, tort, damages
JEL Classification: K13, K42
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