The New York State Assembly today (June 1, 2023) gave its approval to a revised proposal to expand the scope of damages that can be recovered by spouses, children and family members of their loved ones killed as a result of another party’s negligence.  The measure that passed in the Assembly (the “Grieving Families Act”) permits a judge or jury deciding such “wrongful death” lawsuits to consider damages for the emotional anguish of the survivors.  The [...]

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