The Supreme Court UK : Fatal Accident Damages

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The Supreme Court UK : Fatal Accident Damages

Post by Waterbaby » Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:43 am

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Read in the paper : http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/law/repor ... 708374.ece" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (subscription-only online)

Published: March 9, 2016 Knauer v Ministry of Justice
"Before Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Baroness Hale of Richmond, Lord Mance, Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony, Lord Reed, Lord Toulson and Lord Hodge
Judgment February 24, 2016
The correct date at which to assess the multiplier when fixing damages for future loss in fatal accident claims was the date of trial rather than the date of death."

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"BACKGROUND TO THE APPEAL
Mrs Knauer was employed by the Ministry of Justice as an administrative assistant at Her Majesty’s Prison, Guy’s Marsh. In the course of her employment, she contracted mesothelioma, from which she died in August 2009. Her husband, Mr Knauer, made a claim for future loss of dependency under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976."

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Re: The Supreme Court UK : Fatal Accident Damages

Post by Alexis » Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:53 am

So someone has sense in the Supreme Court!

"In the current
legal climate, the application of the reasoning in the two House of Lords decisions is illogical and its
application also results in unfair outcomes."
"A candle loses none of its light by lighting another candle."

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