COVID-19 and life expectancy. What we know so far.

2020…what a ride, am I right? But just how much of an impact did COVID-19 and the resulting pandemic have on average life expectancy? Even more, how does that impact economic damages? I’m going to skip straight to the punchline, and then we will get into the nitty-gritty: The CDC has reported that in 2020, …

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Why personal consumption matters in determining damages

“It’s pretty simple, right? For personal consumption I just take the decedent’s annual wages, multiply it times the number of years he would have still been working, and that should be the damages, right?” We have all been on either side of phone calls just like this one, and I am confident in saying that …

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Personal Injury Damages

When Stan was injured in an automobile accident between his car and a tractor trailer operated by one of the largest shipping contractors in the U.S., his wife Maria wanted to “sue them for all they are worth.” When Stan and Maria consulted counsel, their attorney started by explaining the type of damages which were …

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Commercial Damages – Lost Profits, Loss of Business Value, or Both

Damages in commercial litigation are generally determined based on a lost profits calculation or as a reduction in value of the business. Where the damage is temporary, it is usually more appropriate to determine the lost profits from the date the damage was caused to the date the business recovered from the actions of the …

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