A Valued Child

September 1991
ABA Journal;Sep91, Vol. 77 Issue 9, p82
Discusses a Vermont Supreme Court ruling that granted the parents of an 18-year-old drunk driver fatality to sue for loss of consortium. Expansion of the state's wrongful death act; Broad interpretation of the statute that allowed parents of minors to sue for pecuniary damages; Factors to consider in determining whether and what amount of damages are appropriate for loss of companionship.


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