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Dead English teacher’s family gets payment for future US income

July 1, 2010

If an American English teacher died in a traffic accident here, would the compensation be based on his or her future income here or in their home country? The nation’s high court ruled Tuesday that it is in the United States.

The Seoul High Court ordered Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance to pay 869 million won in damages to the teacher’s family, saying the payment should be calculated based on his projected earnings as a school teacher in the U.S., even though he was working here at the time of the death.

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