In the News Today - February 11, 2016

February 11, 2016
  • Debate Over Oregon Plaintiffs' Bar Bill Turns Heated: The Oregon House faced a contentious debate over legislation (House Bill 4136) that would increase payouts in wrongful death cases from $500,000 to $1.5 million. One legislator even tried to highlight the $359,000 that the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association donated to Democratic candidates in 2014 by "toting along a giant check to use as a prop." The bill ended up passing 33-26, with almost every Republican and three Democrats voting no. (The Oregonian)