Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Oregon Senate Passes Increase on State Liability Caps

On Monday, the Oregon Senate passed a bill that would substantially increase public liability tort limits.  Currently, liability against a government agency is capped at $200,000.    The new bill raises the cap and sets up a two-tier system depending on whether the suit is against the state or a local government.  As LegalNewsline reports, for claims against state government, the bill increases "the liability cap $100,000 a year to a maximum of $1.5 million by 2015 for individual claims against state government. The plan would increase the cap to $3 million for all claims from a single incident."     The Oregonian also has more.

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