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In 1985, the RAND Institute for Civil Justice undertook a detailed study of aviation accident litigation in the United States. The study covered the general character of aviation accident litigation; reviewed the underlying principles and procedures used to compute the economic loss associated with individual decedents; described the characteristics of the decedents and compared the compensation paid to their survivors with the levels of economic loss they suffered; and analyzed the legal and economic determinants of the litigation decisions that plaintiffs and defendants faced. This Note contains the forms used to compile the data used in the various analyses.

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