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Author Thornton, Robert J
Title Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Damages Calculations : Transatlantic Dialogue
Imprint Bingley : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2009
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Descript 1 online resource (334 pages)
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Series Contemporary Studies in Economic and Financial Analysis Ser. ; v.91
Contemporary Studies in Economic and Financial Analysis Ser
Note Front cover -- Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Damages Calculations: Transatlantic Dialogue -- Copyright page -- Contents -- Chapter 1. The transatlantic dialogue: An introduction -- 1. Background to the dialogue -- 2. Overview of chapters -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 2. The development of an actuarial approach to the calculation of future loss in the UK -- 1. The historical background -- 2. The abolition of trial by jury in personal injury actions -- 3. The effect of inflation upon the award of damages -- 4. The selection of the multiplier -- 5. The general principles -- 6. Actuarial evidence -- 7. The role of the law commission -- 8. The law commission report of 1994 (No. 224, Cm. 2646) -- 9. The role of the ogden working party -- 10. Rising care costs -- 11. The 'lost years' -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 3. Economic damages and tort reform: A comparative analysis of the calculation of economic damages in personal injury and death litigation in the United States and the United Kingdom -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The roles of damages in the United States torts -- 3. The origin of the Ogden tables -- 4. Damages in the United Kingdom and deficiencies in the Ogden tables -- 5. What is being measured? Legal parameters in the United Kingdom and the United States -- 6. The relevance of the Ogden tables to the United States -- 7. The September 11 victim compensation fund (VCF) -- 8. Damages multiplier tables for the United States -- 9. Comparing Ogden, VCF, and El-E multipliers -- 10. Conclusions -- Notes -- Acknowledgment -- References -- Appendix A. The Sixth Edition of the Ogden Tables: Selected Page -- Appendix B. Selected VCF Schedule -- Appendix C. Sample EL-E Tables -- Chapter 4. Accounting for the effects of disablement on future employment in Britain -- 1. Introduction and background
2. How the courts in Britain measure loss of future earnings -- 3. Modelling a lifetime of employment -- 4. Modelling the impact of disability -- 5. The impact of disability and starting employment status -- 6. Application to 100 adjudicated cases -- 7. Conclusions -- Notes -- Acknowledgment -- References -- Chapter 5. Estimating and using work life expectancy in the United Kingdom -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Background -- 3. Multistate markov chain modelling -- 4. Data and methodology -- 5. Results: New employment-risks reduction factors -- 6. The sixth edition of the ogden tables -- 7. An early application of the sixth edition ogden tables employment-risks reduction factors -- 8. Conclusions -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Appendix. Reduction factors, ogden tables sixth edition (from section b, contingencies other than mortality, paragraph 42) -- Chapter 6. Markov work life table research in the United States -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Markov, conventional, and lpe models -- 3. Markov work life table research in the united states -- 4. Occupation-specific work lives -- 5. Comparison of markov work life table research in the united states and united kingdom -- 6. Possible future research -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 7. Periodical payments awards and the transfer of risk -- 1. Background and introduction -- 2. The risk to the claimant in a lump-sum award -- 3. The structured settlement -- 4. Periodical payments: a new form of award -- 5. Periodical payments: a new beginning or another dead duck? -- 6. The indexation of care costs -- 7. Summary and conclusion -- Notes -- Acknowledgment -- References -- Appendix -- Chapter 8. The U.S. approach to computing economic damages due to personal injury and wrongful death -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The social objectives of U.S. tort damages computation
3. Origins of general and special tort damages -- 4. Theoretical and methodological components of the U.S. approach -- 5. American tort damages models -- 6. A sample personal injury case -- 7. Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 9. Principles of compensation for injury and wrongful death in Ireland -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Brief history of actuaries as expert witnesses in Ireland -- 3. Actuarial techniques applied in the assessment of damages -- 4. Conclusion -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Appendix -- Chapter 10. Doing away with inequality in loss of enjoyment of life -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Awarding non-pecuniary loss in Europe -- 3. Empowering the American judiciary system Using European insights -- 4. As a conclusion: doing individual justice and retaining judicial ''discretion'' -- Notes -- Chapter 11. Scheduled damages and the American tort environment -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Damages law in the United States -- 3. Caps on damages for nonpecuniary losses -- 4. Scheduled damages -- 5. Concluding remarks -- References -- Chapter 12. Examples of ''schedules of damages'' used in Europe and the United States -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The scope of schedules of damages: general, special, or both? -- 3. Examples of complex schedules of damages for general damages -- 4. Another variation on a schedule for general damages from the United States: worker's compensation laws -- 5. Using a point system to calculate damages: Belgium -- 6. A second example of using a point system: from the United States - the Vioxx VCF -- 7. A simpler general damages schedule: from Spain - an overall compensation system -- 8. General damages and special damages for a one-time program: from the United States - the 9/11 VCF -- 9. A special type of general damages award: from Italy - a schedule of damages for family members of a deceased victim
10. Discussion and summary -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 13. International data and the forensic economist: A guide to sources and uses -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Data sources in international cases -- 3. Special issues and related data needs -- 4. Summary and conclusions -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix -- About the authors
Focuses on litigation damages, economic and non-economic, including punitive damages; their definitions, calculations, and assignments in the US and EU. This book examines areas of convergence and divergence in the academic and practical treatment of damages issues in the US and EU
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Thornton, Robert J. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Damages Calculations : Transatlantic Dialogue Bingley : Emerald Publishing Limited,c2009 9781848553026
Subject Damages.;Personal injuries.;Wrongful death
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Alt Author Ward, John O
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