Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cap on damages debated in Orgeon

Last week, the Oregon Legislature began debating a bill to cap tort liability. The bill would replace a tort cap struck down over a year ago by the Oregon Supreme Court. The proposed caps for the state and its agencies, $1.5 million per claim/$3 million per occurrence (growing by $100,000 and $200,000 respectively each year until 2014), are much higher than those ruled unconstitutional in 2007. The full story is here. Thanks to Chris Robinette from Torts Prof Blog and to Prof. Colin Miller of The John Marshall Law School for the information.

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