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Monday, September 23, 2013

Oregon government damage cap protects the careless:

ESSAY HERE!

TriMet's news release after the settlement said it "accepted responsibility for the negligent driving of the bus operator." TriMet omitted to say that, by law, the responsibility it accepted was for a fraction of the harm it actually caused.
Oregon state and local officials want these damage-responsibility caps to protect their budgets from catastrophic claims. But that is the job of umbrella insurance, which is the most inexpensive liability insurance on the market
TriMet is a unit of local government, and the Oregon Tort Claims Act at that time capped TriMet's liability at $500,000 per person and $1 million for all injuries and deaths resulting from one crash -- whichever is less. 

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