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Insurance Law From A to Z Series – Consortium

Summary Mississippi Insurance Law CoverIt’s time for the next installment of Holcomb Dunbar law series “Insurance Law from A to Z.”  This was put together by our litigation group who practice in the insurance law arena.  Of course, if you have questions about these or any other topics please do not hesitate to contact us.

This week’s installment – Consortium

Damages for loss of consortium include conjugal rights, or a broad range of services performed by the spouse, in addition to intangible mental and emotional damages.  Coho Resources, Inc. v. McCarthy, 829 So. 2d 1, 20 (Miss. 2002) (citing Tribble v. Gregory, 288 So. 2d 13, 16-17 (Miss. 1974)).

In a loss of consortium action, the plaintiff’s recovery is reduced by the relative percentage of the injured spouse’s comparative negligence.  Choctaw, Inc. v. Wichner, 521 So. 2d 878 (Miss. 1988).

Losses of consortium claims are not separate occurrences under the terms of an insurance policy.  Crum v. Johnson, 809 So. 2d 663, 666 (Miss. 2002).

 

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