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Factoring in plaintiff’s age and occupation to the earnings curve

Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 09:28 AM | By Ephraim Stulberg and Rehana Moosa

Jane is a 59-year-old real estate lawyer who was injured in a car accident. She will be unable to continue working. Jane is claiming she has suffered a loss of income due to her injuries, and she has estimated her losses based on her earnings immediately before the accident, projected out until her planned retirement age of 67.

Is this the correct approach?

As Muhammad Ali said, “Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.” Although there is...