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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Trial Lawyers win another one.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Adult children whose parents die can collect damages for pain and suffering in wrongful death lawsuits, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.

Madison-based American Family Insurance had argued that only minor children could recover damages for loss of society and companionship after the death of a parent.

The appeals court rejected the argument in its first interpretation of a state law that limits damages for pain and suffering to $350,000 for a deceased adult. Only spouses, children or parents can collect.

There you have it folks, another tool for the trial lawyers. When will this ever end?!?