‘Money can’t redeem life, but don’t think it doesn’t help tort survivors’

“When my 1L Torts class studies wrongful death, I take the occasion to challenge the notion that money, based on quantified loss, is necessarily the best way to effect a liability award (cf Prof. Andrew McClurg’s gut-wrenching and classic Dead Sorrow). Matthew R Stevens, ’21, posted the following on the class discussion board, and I think it makes a worthwhile complementary observation about tort awards in our age of debt and financial fragility …” (more)

[Richard Peltz-Steele, The Savory Tort, 27 January]

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