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Thursday, June 6, 2019

OR: Senate Narrowly Defeats Bill to Eliminate Non-Economic Damages Cap

On Tuesday, the Oregon Senate, in a close vote, defeated a bill that would have eliminated the state's $500,000 cap on non-economic damages in personal injury cases.  An alternative proposal would have raised the cap, established in 1987, to $1.5M, with increases over time.  That bill was also voted down, with the support of lawmakers who want to completely eliminate the cap.  OregonLive.com has the story.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2019/06/or-senate-narrowly-defeats-bill-to-eliminate-non-economic-damages-cap.html

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