Reasonable Recovery In Calif. Torts

Law360, New York (September 7, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court, in Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Case No. S179115, issued a significant ruling clarifying the amount of medical-related economic damages a tort plaintiff may recover.

Overturning a court of appeal decision, by a 6-1 vote the court held that “an injured plaintiff whose medical expenses are paid through private insurance may recover as economic damages no more than the amounts paid by the plaintiff or his or her insurer for the medical services received or still owing at the time of...
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