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A law enacted by a state or by the federal government.

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23) The decedents' survivors were denied an adequate remedy, which provided additional impetus for the passage of a federal maritime wrongful death statute.
Feticide and fetal wrongful death statutes achieve both of these goals without reaching beyond their ken.
2003) (recognizing Vermont civil unions of a same-sex couple for purposes of New York wrongful death statute so long as it did not offend public policy).
57) "State wrongful death statutes proved an adequate supplement to federal maritime law, until a series of this Court's decisions transformed the maritime doctrine of unseaworthiness into a strict liability rule.
The wrongful death statute specifies a spouse may recover for loss of the decedent's companionship and pain and suffering from the date of the injury.
Because historical research has proven that wrongful death statutes limit common law rights and do not bestow new rights, those statutes must be regarded as violating state constitutional guarantees, particularly the right to a certain or complete remedy.
177) Congress has not attempted to "pre-empt the entire field" and destroy remedies that previously existed such as state wrongful death statutes.
The judgment does not include attorneys fees nor damages for emotional distress, which may not be recovered under wrongful death statutes.
Punitive damages under certain state wrongful death statutes are still excludable if they are awarded in a civil wrongful death action or under applicable state law which provides that only punitive damages may be awarded.