POL- Oct8

POL- Oct8 - How do you pick a number for non-pecuniary...

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How do you pick a number for non-pecuniary damages? -Judges pick an arbitrary number that they feel is appropriate -Damages are awarded based on present circumstances (i.e. not based on possible cures, possible job loss, etc) -Numbers a lot higher in the United States than in Canada -Money based on principles of law as presently established “No fault insurance”: a no-fault insurer gives you financial support while waiting for trial Purpose of damages in negligence/tort law: to put the plaintiff in a situation similar to what they were before the incident; to compensate Case Study: Andrews vs. Grand and Toy -21 year old man in accident where he suffered injuries crippling him for life; court deemed him almost entirely disabled, still has all mental function -Andrews won a significant award at trial, but defendant appealed to the court on the basis that the plaintiff could receive hospital care at a significantly lower cost than home care. -Appellant court agreed that home care would be much better for the plaintiff, but since it is the choice of the respondent to live in his own home it is considered a “luxury”, not a
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