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Keywords: per quod servitium amisit; master; servant; employer; employee; injury; damages; special; general; husband; wife; consortium; parent; child; compensation; relational; proprietary; interest; service; loss; liability; wage; minor
The action per quod servitium amisit (“whereby he lost the service [of his servant]”) permits a person to recover damages for the loss of service from a person who injures the plaintiff's servant. This action has its roots in medieval England. This project considers whether it should or should not be retained as part of the law of British Columbia.
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