Stuart L. Craig


The Virginia Legislature at the 1968 session of the General Assembly amended Section 8-636 of the Code of Virginia and thereby altered drastically both the amount and the method of distribution of damages recoverable under Virginia's Wrongful Death Act.' Only the section dealing with damages and the distribution thereof was altered, but the amendment changed substantially those entitled to an award of damages for financial or pecuniary loss and the conditions prerequisite to recovery for such loss.

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