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While attending a day nursery operated by Mrs. Paula Landreth, fourteen month old Kecia Reed fell into the swimming pool and drowned. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Reed, individually and as next friend of Kecias infant sister, Melissa, filed suit against Mr. and Mrs. Landreth for damages. Based upon jury findings of negligence, proximate cause and damages, the district court entered judgment against Mr. and Mrs. Landreth awarding Mr. and Mrs. Reed $25,000.00 for their loss, together with $2,940.00 for funeral and medical expenses, the estate of Kecia $65,000.00 for the conscious pain and suffering she experienced, and Melissa the sum of $25,000.00 for injuries she received as a result of witnessing the death of her sister. Mr. and Mrs. Landreth do not contest the jury findings of negligence or proximate cause, but base their appeal upon ten points of error which complain of the action of the district court in allowing a non-medical expert witness to testify that Melissa suffered a physical injury, the propriety of Melissas recovery of damages for having witnessed the death, several alleged acts of jury misconduct, and the excessiveness of the awards for pain and suffering and for pecuniary loss on the part of the childs parents.

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
1978
August 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
16
Pages
PUBLISHER
LawApp Publishers
SELLER
Innodata Book Distribution Services Inc
SIZE
76.9
KB

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