Oregon Supreme Court Expands Application of Statutory Damages Cap

Jonathan Henderson During a wave of tort reform that swept the country in the 1980’s, the Oregon legislature enacted a cap limiting recovery of noneconomic damages to $500,000. That statute is still on the books today. But in the years since its enactment, the cap has been deemed…

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SELECTING THE CORRECT “SAFE HARBOR” FOR PIP AND UM/UIM CLAIMS

Heather Beasley Oregon Revised Statute 742.061 allows an insured to recover attorney fees from its insurer after a successful lawsuit on the insurance policy.  Attorney fees are allowed when the action is filed in an Oregon court, the parties fail to reach settlement within six months from proof…

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