Tort Tips

January 2014 Tort Tips

New Laws That Protect Elders House Bill 2205 expanded the list of mandatory reporters of elder abuse. Under the new law, public or private official mandatory reporters include attorneys, dentists, optometrists, and chiropractors. As a result, if any of those officials come in contact with a person age 65 or over whom the official reasonably suspects to have suffered abuse, the official is required to […]

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May 2014 Tort Tips

Oregon Supreme Court Confirms Underinsured Motorist Coverage Reports In automobile crash personal injury cases, the injured person’s underinsured motorist policy limits often dictate the maximum recovery available to that person. For example, imagine an innocent driver who sustains severe permanent injuries in a pile-up collision with multiple cars. That innocent driver may have medical bills and income […]

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