As fun as it is to talk about insurance and insurance coverage, I also strive from time to time to serve up a slice of Oregon life here at Insurance Coverage Law Blog. This lawsuit has been the talk of the town this week (if you define "talk of the town" as meaning "four people have mentioned it to me").
UPDATE: The jury awarded damages of $56,000, $50,000 of it in punitives. The judge bounced the claim for loss of companionship as not being viable under Oregon law. Here’s the story.