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Statutes of Newfoundland and Labrador 2008
AN ACT TO AMEND THE FATAL
Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor and House of Assembly in Legislative Session convened, as follows:
1. Section 2 of the Fatal Accidents Act is amended by deleting the word "and" at the end of paragraph (a), by deleting the period at the end of paragraph (b) and substituting a semicolon and the word "and" and by adding immediately after paragraph (b) the following:
(c) "partner" means either of 2 persons who have cohabited in a conjugal relationship outside of marriage
(i) for a period of at least 2 years, or
(ii) for a period of at least one year, where they are, together, the biological or adoptive parents of a child.
2. Section 4 of the Act is repealed and the following substituted:
By whom action brought
4. An action under this Act is for the benefit of the wife, husband, partner, parent and child of the person whose death is caused, and is brought by and in the name of the executor or administrator of the person deceased.
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