Lord Campbell's Act Law and Legal Definition

Lord Campbell's Act refers to a statute setting out the remedy available for wrongful death. In the U.S., most of the states have such statutes.

In [Lafage v. Jani, 166 N.J. 412, 433 (N.J. 2001)], the court held “the Lord Campbell's Act created a civil cause of action for deaths that had been caused under circumstances that would amount to a felony under the criminal laws.”