Damages: Estimating Pecuniary Loss


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Damages: Estimating Pecuniary Loss (Chapter 14)

by Cara L. Brown

Chapter 14 - Use of Economic Experts

This chapter explores the differences between calculation methods in different provinces (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and New Brunswick) when the jurisdictions demand that income losses be calculated after income taxes are deducted and EI premiums, and in some provinces, CPP premiums, are deducted. The chapter looks at some the particular quirks of each province’s legislation and whether or not collateral benefits (section B, LTD payments) are to be deducted from the income losses calculated. The effective dates of the change in each province’s calculations are noted in Table 14-1.