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Court Awards of Damages for Loss of future Earnings: An Empirical Study and an Alternative Method of Calculation

Lewis, Richard Kurt, McNabb, Robert, Robinson, Helen and Wass, Victoria Jane 2002. Court Awards of Damages for Loss of future Earnings: An Empirical Study and an Alternative Method of Calculation. Journal of Law and Society 29 (3) , pp. 406-435. 10.1111/1467-6478.00226

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Abstract

This article examines the effect upon damages for personal injury of methods used in the United States of America to calculate loss of future earnings. The work of lawyers is examined from the perspective of labour economists. The damages calculated by using these alternative methods are compared with those actually awarded in over a hundred cases determined by courts in England and Wales. This interdisciplinary and comparative study reveals that the tort system fails to satisfy one of its main objectives in that it does not provide recipients of damages with ‘full’ compensation.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
ISSN: 14676478
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:48
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/2942

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