Thursday, January 29, 2009
Oregon Tort Reform Debated
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. We reported that decision here. 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 EvidenceProf's Colin Miller (John Marshall Law School) for the tip. For those of you interested in evidence who aren't reading EvidenceProf, I recommend it.