Sat, Apr. 15, 2006

Damages for Pain and Suffering

HG - Washington.   Klaus Weber compares in his article of April 13, 2006 Schmerzensgeldansprüche in Deutschland und in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika the legal principles for damages for pain and suffering in Germany and the United States of America. He explains the basic rules, function, types and assessment of these damages in both legal systems and cites some precedent.

The article closes with a comparison of the two approaches and arrives at the interesting conclusion that the formerly significant gap in the assessment of these damages in Germany and the U.S. appears to close.

The article is written in German but should be interesting also for American readers. For deeper insight, the author provides a selection of helpful literature in German and English.


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