Governor Chooses Insurance Companies Over Constituents in Vetoing of Grieving Families Act

Western New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Western New York Personal Injury Law Blog

In a curious decision, Governor Kathy Hochul used her veto pen to strike down the Grieving Families Act (GFA). This decision is a boon for the state’s powerful insurance sector, as the act would have allowed grieving spouses, children, and other surviving family members to obtain compensation based on their actual grief and anguish rather than the deceased’s income. New York is one of only two states in the entire country that do not protect this fundamental right. To say we are disappointed would be a gross understatement. Read more here.

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