Willamette Week Newspaper
Written by James Pitikin
Cyclist vs. New Seasons
A horrific crash and a potential mayoral candidate's company.
On Thursday, May 12, a Multnomah County jury ruled against New Seasons and awarded $667,742 to Genevieve Luikart, a 26-year-old bicyclist who was struck by a New Seasons truck. [...] insurer refused to pay. "They tried to take advantage of a girl who had amnesia and was very badly injured," Colbach says.
Bicyclist hit by test driver wins $550,000 jury award
Colbach said Wednesday that the insurer had offered Boyd a settlement of $10,000. Last week, the offer was upped to $30,000. >>Read more
Council to vote on settlement with ex-cadet: Portland police - The $200,000 would include the cost of a prosthesis for Erin Berry's finger
City documents recommending the settlement describe how an investigation into Berry's claim by the risk management office indicates a risk the city may be found liable. "Therefore, in order to avoid the risk of a large jury award, we feel it is prudent to compromise the lawsuit at this time," according to the documents.