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CIVIL LIABILITY ACT 2002 - SECT 71

Limitation of the award of damages for the birth of a child

71 Limitation of the award of damages for the birth of a child

(1) In any proceedings involving a claim for the birth of a child to which this Part applies, the court cannot award damages for economic loss for:
(a) the costs associated with rearing or maintaining the child that the claimant has incurred or will incur in the future, or
(b) any loss of earnings by the claimant while the claimant rears or maintains the child.
(2) Subsection (1) (a) does not preclude the recovery of any additional costs associated with rearing or maintaining a child who suffers from a disability that arise by reason of the disability.



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