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Tort Reform slashes $15M verdict to $682,800 for woman hit by train

Andrea “Amy” Laing and her attorneys contended that she should receive 58 percent of the verdict, or $8.7 million, because the jury in February found TriMet and its driver 58 percent at fault for the accident. But TriMet argued that an Oregon law limiting the tort claim liability of government agencies entitled Laing to no more than $682,800. On Monday, Multnomah County Circuit Judge Christopher Ramras agreed with TriMet.

The $682,800 apparently isn’t enough to cover Laing’s medical bills, which so far have amounted to about $800,000, according to court papers filed by her attorneys before the start of the 10-day trial.

Read the source article at oregonlive.com

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