Recent Legislation: Oregon Wrongful Death Settlement

From time to time we will publish recent local cases or legislative bills:

Oregon Senate Bill 403

Senate Bill 403 makes a very small amendment to ORS 30.030, which deals with the dispersal of damages received from a wrongful death action. Originally the remainder of damages from a wrongful death claim could only be dispersed in a manner similar to intestate succession. Senate bill 403 amends ORS 30.030(5) to allow the remainder of damages to be dispersed in any way agreed by the beneficiaries or in a manner similar to intestate succession. 

This bill became effective on March 31, 2009.