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Unformatted text preview: grandchildren did not qualify for these damages. b. procedural issue: damages awarded Disposition (judgment): Affirmed. Holding: The court held that there was sufficient circumstantial evidence to support the conclusion that decedent was conscious when most of the injuries were inflicted and, therefore, the award for pain and suffering was proper. Rule of Law or Legal Principle Applied: New York’s wrongful death statute allows recovery to “pecuniary injuries.” Loss of support, voluntary assistance and possible inheritance may be recovered as well/ Reasoning: Grandmother cooked for plaintiffs every other night, provided shelter during marital crisis, and provided support and counseling to plaintiffs on dealing with their mentally ill mother. Concurring/Dissenting Opinions: Additional Comments/Personal Impressions:...
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- Fall '09
- Law, Suffering, pecuniary injuries, York Housing Authority, pecuniary inju ries