8.Effect of death on certain causes of action.
(2) Where a cause of action survives as aforesaid for the benefit of the estate of a deceased person, the damages recoverable for the benefit of the estate of that person:
(a) shall not include any exemplary damages, any damages for bereavement made under subsection 7(3A), any damages for loss of expectation of life and any damages for loss of earnings in respect of any period after that person's death;
(b) in the case of a breach of promise to marry shall be limited to such damage, if any, to the estate of that person as flows from the breach of promise to marry; and
(c) where the death of that person has been caused by the act or omission which gives rise to the cause of action, shall be calculated without reference to any loss or gain to his estate consequent on his death, except that a sum in respect of funeral expenses may be included.
Kedudukan perundangan ini disahkan oleh Mahkamah Persekutuan di dalam kes Ketua Polis Negara & Ors v. Nurasmira Maulat bt Jaafar & Ors and other appeals (Kugan and Gaur Chandram) 920170. Yang mana kemudiannya dicabar di dalam persoalan undang-undang oleh Perayu kes Korperal Zainal Mohd Ali & Ors vs. Selvi Narayan & Anor (2021) -
"Whether s 8(2) of the Civil Law Act 1956 [Act 67] is an absolute bar to the award of exemplary damages in an estate claim?"
Mahkamah Persekutuan yang memberikan keputusan bukan sepakat (6-1), mengekal/sahkan keputusan kes terdahulu bagi isu perundangan seksyen 8(2) berkenaan.v