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Tort Claims Act

Oregon Tort Claims Act Liability Limits

 

Damage Limits in Tort Actions Against Public Bodies

Effective July 1, 2020

The Office of the State Court Administrator (OSCA) has calculated the annual adjustment to the limitations on liability of state and local public bodies for personal injury, death, and property damage or destruction. Based on these calculations, the limitations are adjusted as shown in this table:
Public Body Claimant(s) Claim Adjusted Limit
statesingleinjury or death$ 2,307,500
statemultipleinjury or death$ 4,615,000
localsingleinjury or death$ 769,200
localmultipleinjury or death$ 1,538,300
state or localsingleproperty damage or destruction$ 126,200
state or localmultipleproperty damage or destruction$ 630,800
 
These new limitations become effective on July 1, 2020, and apply to all causes of action arising on or after July 1, 2020, and before July 1, 2021.
 
OSCA opened a public comment period on the adjustments from March 5, 2020, to 5:00 p.m. on May 15, 2020.  We received no public comment.
 
OSCA makes these adjustments annually, as required by ORS 30.271(4), 30.272(4), and 30.273(3).

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