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Insurance and Injury Corner: Grieving Families Act and impact on New York wrongful death claims

Senate Bill S74A, also known as the Grieving Families Act, passed the New York Senate Assembly, on June 2, 2022. The legislation is expected to be signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul. It revises New York’s wrongful death statute — Estates, Powers and Trusts Law § 5-4.1 (EPTL 5-4.1). The new law will greatly expand compensable ...

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