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Differences Among State Court Jurisdictions in Damages Calculations

  • David I. Rosenbaum
  • David Schap
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Abstract

Wrongful death and personal injury losses occur in all 50 states, as well as in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Yet each jurisdiction has its own history of statute and legal interpretation relating to calculation of those losses. In this chapter, we examine similarities and differences among the states regarding those calculations.

Keywords

Interest Rate Death Event Medical Malpractice Personal Injury Lower Court 
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Statutes and Jury Instructions

  1. California Civil Jury Instructions (CSCI), 3921.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David I. Rosenbaum
    • 1
  • David Schap
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of NebraskaLincolnUSA
  2. 2.Department of Economics and AccountingCollege of the Holy CrossWorcesterUSA

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