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Kaczkowski v. Bolubasz
Citation:421 A.2d 1027 (Pa. 1980)
Eric Kaczkowski was killed in a car accident when Bolubasz was driving. His estate sued Bolubasz, and was awarded damages, including for lost future earnings.After determining that Bolubasz was liable for the death of Mr. Kaczkowski, the jury awarded Mr. Kaczkowski’s estate $30,000 in lost future earnings. His estate appealed on the grounds that the trial court excluded evidence that would have shown the impact of inflation, thereby increasing the award amount. On appeal the court considers three options for determining lost future earnings: the traditional approach, the middle ground approach, and the evidentiary approach.
The court then proceeds to adopt the evidentiary approach.
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