Overturning a two-decade-oldprecedent, the state Supreme Court ruledApril 19 that an expert witness testifyingabout future wage losses in a wrongfuldeath case can give the jury an aggregatefigure, rather than limiting his or hertestimony to the effects of inflation.

Nor is it error for a plaintiffs’attorney to sum up for the jury the total ofthe year-by-year economic lossesestablished by competent experts, thejustices said.

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