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In Georgia wrongful death law, the measure of damages is the “full value of life,” which includes both economic and noneconomic value of the decedent’s life to him or her. Unlike some states, Georgia does not provide for recovery of losses suffered by those left behind, who are deprived of the companionship, advice, counsel, or … Continue Reading
Personal injury damages are generally not taxable, but beware of the exceptions.
Last Friday, an Atlanta jury returned a verdict of $54.4 million in a truck wreck case involving the death of a a Jamaican immigrant. It was a great verdict resulting from great trial advocacy.
Of the $54.4 million in the verdict, $44.4 million was punitive damages. In my post about the verdict, I wondered how the … Continue Reading