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|
|state||single||injury or death||$ 2,347,700|
|state||multiple||injury or death||$ 4,695,300|
|local||single||injury or death||$ 782,600|
|local||multiple||injury or death||$ 1,565,100|
|state or local||single||property damage or destruction||$ 128,400|
|state or local||multiple||property damage or destruction||$ 641,800|
These new limitations became effective on July 1, 2021, and apply to all causes of action arising on or after July 1, 2021, and before July 1, 2022.
OSCA opened a public comment period on the adjustments from April 5, 2021, to 5:00 p.m. on May 24, 2021. We received no public comment.
OSCA makes these adjustments annually, as required by ORS 30.271(4), 30.272(4), and 30.273(3).