PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A judge has ruled that a woman who lost her leg when she dashed in front of a MAX light rail train is lawfully entitled to only $682,800 of the $15 million in damages awarded by a jury.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Andrea “Amy” Laing and her attorneys contended that she should receive 58% of the verdict, or $8.7 million, because the jury in February found TriMet and its driver 58% at fault.
But TriMet argued that an Oregon law limiting the tort claim liability of government agencies entitled Laing to no more than $682,800.
On Monday, Multnomah County Circuit Judge Christopher Ramras agreed with TriMet.
Laing was struck by a train at a Beaverton station in November 2015.
TriMet declined comment.
Laing’s attorney Sonia Montalbano said Tuesday they haven’t yet decided whether to appeal.
Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com