Cadet's Car Rentals and another v Pinder

Damages – Personal. Both the judge and the Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas had erred in their application of the UK Government Actuary's Department, Actuarial Tables for use in Personal Injury and Fatal Accident Cases, 7th ed (2011) (the Ogden tables) and, as a result, had made an entirely erroneous estimate of the appropriate level of damages. Accordingly, the Privy Council advised Her Majesty that the appellant's appeal should be allowed, the award of $93,238.96 in respect of loss of future earnings quashed and an award of $650,043.21 substituted against the respondents.

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