standard mortality tables
- Life expectancy tables of standard authority, such as the American table and other tables appearing in the statutes, although the courts are inclined to favor the latest tables, because the facts upon which they are calculated are much more complete. At various times and to some extent at the present time, the Wigglesworth, a table prepared in the United States, and the Northhampton and Carlisle tables, which were prepared in England, have been accepted by courts as standard. 29 Am J2d Ev § 895.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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