Economic Damages Under New York Wrongful Death Statute

Schechter, Norbert
June 2006
CPA Journal;Jun2006, Vol. 76 Issue 6, p50
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the wrongful death statute in New York called the Estate Powers and Trust Law. Wrongful death is a tort which is remedied by the courts with payment of compensation. Under the state law, a personal representative of the state has the right to sue for pecuniary loss on behalf of the distributees. In cases of recklessness or depravity on the side of the defendant, punitive damages are allowed.


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