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(Much) More on the Collateral Source Rule

  • David Schap

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    (Department of Economics, College of the Holy Cross)

  • Andrew Feeley

    (Department of Economics, College of the Holy Cross)

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    The collateral source rule is a common law norm that permits recovery of accident-related damages from both the victim’s insurer and the injurer. Many jurisdictions have modified the rule through statutory reform during the last twenty-five years. Forensic economists in assessing damages need to be aware of the variations in the application of the rule in the jurisdictions in which they practice. The authors present a tabular summary of the statutory variations that exist in the collateral source rule across state jurisdictions and the detailed status of the statutory modifications to the rule for each state.

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    File URL: http://college.holycross.edu/RePEc/hcx/Schap_Collateral1.pdf
    File Function: Originally presented at the Eastern Economic Association Meetings, Philadelphia, PA, February 25, 2006
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    Paper provided by College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0605.

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