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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

NJ Assembly Allows Emotional Harm In Wrongful Death Actions

NJ.com (via the NJ Star Ledger) reports that the New Jersey Assembly has passed an amendment to the state's wrongful death statute allowing claims for emotional harm.   Under the present statute, damages are recoverable only for pecuniary loss.  A copy of the bill is available here

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Posted by: Lourraine Stamets | Jan 9, 2008 7:52:15 AM

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