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Re: The "T" Word

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Chonak" <rac@gabriel.cambridge.ma.us>
To: <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 10:02 PM
Subject: Re: The "T" Word

> Can dead men sue?

Generally, no.  But survival statutes allow some actions to survive the
death of the injured party.  Family members can also sue for damages they
have sustained for the wrongful death of a family member under state
wrongful death statutes.  The specifics vary from state to state.

I pulled out my Torts book and it says that a dead person may not be defamed
and therefore their estate nor survivors may sue.

-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine