2015 ORS 30.650¹
Award of noneconomic damages in inmate action

Noneconomic damages, as defined in ORS 31.710 (Noneconomic damages), may not be awarded to an inmate in an action against a public body unless the inmate has established that the inmate suffered economic damages, as defined in ORS 31.710 (Noneconomic damages). [1999 c.657 §6]

Notes of Decisions

Limita­tion on recovery of noneconomic damages by incarcerated plaintiff does not violate sec­tion 10, sec­tion 17 or sec­tion 20, Article I, or sec­tion 3, Article VII (Amended) of Oregon Constitu­tion. Voth v. State of Oregon, 190 Or App 154, 78 P3d 565 (2003), Sup Ct review denied


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 30—Actions and Suits in Particular Cases, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors030.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 30, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano030.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.