Damages to a Child and the Fair Calculations Act: A Case Study
22 Pages Posted: 6 Nov 2017
Date Written: November 4, 2017
The Fair Calculations Act introduced in the House of Representatives (H.R.6417) and Senate (S.3489) seeks to prohibit courts from using race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or actual or perceived sexual orientation in awarding damages to plaintiffs in civil actions. The following case study examines economic damages of a male and female child suffering the same traumatic injury shortly after birth assuming the Fair Calculation Act becomes law.
Keywords: Discrimination, Work-life Expectancy, Life-Expectancy, Forensic Economics, Fair Calculations Act
JEL Classification: J30, J31, J70, J71, J78, K13, K30, K40
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