The experience of Oregon’s neighbors California and Washington both demonstrate that permitting third-party bad-faith lawsuits invites litigation costs that inevitably threaten the availability and affordability of coverage. There is no question that this would be an attractive proposition for the state’s trial bar, but the prospects for the state’s consumers are far less sanguine.

Press release: R Street Policy Study: Oregon Should Reject Third-Party Bad Faith

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