Limitations on liability of public bodies for property damage or destruction
(1) The limitations imposed by this section apply to claims that:
(b) Are made against a public body, or against a public body’s officers, employees and agents acting within the scope of their employment or duties;
(c) Arise out of a single accident or occurrence; and
(d) Are claims for damage to or destruction of property, including consequential damages.
(2) The liability of a public body, and the liability of the public body’s officers, employees and agents acting within the scope of their employment or duties, for claims described in subsection (1) of this section may not exceed:
(a) $100,000, or the adjusted limitation provided by subsection (3) of this section, to any single claimant.
(b) $500,000, or the adjusted limitation provided by subsection (3) of this section, to all claimants.
(3) Beginning in 2010, and every year thereafter, the State Court Administrator shall determine the percentage increase or decrease in the cost of living for the previous calendar year, based on changes in the Portland-Salem, OR-WA Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for All Items as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor. On or before July 1 of the year in which the State Court Administrator makes the determination required by this subsection, the State Court Administrator shall adjust the limitations imposed under subsection (2) of this section for the following calendar year by multiplying the limitation amounts applicable to the calendar year in which the adjustment is made by the percentage amount determined under this subsection. The adjustment may not exceed three percent for any year. The State Court Administrator shall round the adjusted limitation amount to the nearest $100, but the unrounded amount shall be used to calculate the adjustments to the limitations in subsequent calendar years. The adjusted limitation becomes effective on July 1 of the year in which the adjustment is made, and applies to all causes of action arising on or after July 1 of that year and before July 1 of the subsequent year. [2009 c.67 §5]
Note: See note under 30.269 (Limitations on awards under Oregon Tort Claims Act generally).
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