Module 1 Assignment Summary

Module 1 Assignment Summary - Christopher Brooks Monday,...

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Christopher Brooks Monday, August 22, 2011 Business-340 Ethical and Legal Issues in Business Professor James Goff Justice Coats Dissenting Opinion Summary The phrase “pain and suffering” in the seatbelt defense provision of C.R.S. § 42-4-237(7) includes all noneconomic damages. Thus, the jury should have been instructed that it was required to consider the plaintiff's failure to use a seatbelt to mitigate the damages he claimed for inconvenience, emotional stress, and impairment of the quality of life. The court also held that an award for physical impairment and disfigurement is not subject to mitigation under the seatbelt defense provision because it is a separate and distinct category of damages that is not included in noneconomic damages. Accordingly, the court affirmed plaintiff's unmitigated damages award for physical impairment and disfigurement and reversed his damages award for noneconomic damages including inconvenience, emotional stress, and impairment of the quality of life. Justice
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course BUS 340 taught by Professor Dudu during the Spring '11 term at Grand Canyon.

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