Oregon Court of Appeals News

Oregon Supreme Court Finds Treatment Can be Compensable for Injuries not Accepted

The Oregon Supreme Court reversed both the Workers’ Compensation Board and the Court of Appeals and ruled that an injured worker was entitled to diagnostic services by a psychologist even though no psychological injury had been accepted by the insurer. …

Investigation of Property Loss Doesn’t Establish Estoppel in Oregon

Under Oregon statute O.R.S. ยง742.056, an insurance company’s investigation of a loss or claim under the policy does not estop the insurance company from asserting any provision of the policy or any defense that the insurer may have under the …

Intern Can’t Sue Oregon Chimpanzee Sanctuary

The Oregon Court of Appeals says an intern whose thumb was bitten off by a chimpanzee can’t sue the Chimps Inc. sanctuary because she signed a liability waiver. The appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a Deschutes County Circuit court decision …