Oregon Insurers Sue Landowners in Ashland Fire

November 13, 2012

  • November 13, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    NIGEL NEGLIGENT says:
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    I suppose the landowner might bear SOME responsibility if he invited the man to camp there and gave permission to start fires.

  • November 13, 2012 at 1:46 pm
    NIGEL NEGLIGENT says:
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    Maybe some owner liability if he invited the man to stay and camp there, and gave permission to have fires.

  • November 13, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    Ruminator says:
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    How does anyone not know that a fire can cause damage?

  • November 14, 2012 at 1:39 pm
    bob says:
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    I suspect the “deep pocket” theory might prevail here if the there is any documentation that the lot owner failed to keep the weeds down afer being warned of the hazard.
    but how is it that the property owners didn’t have sufficient defensible space around their own homes? couldn’t they clearly see the hazard? what steps had the city taken to make sure the property wasn’t a hazard for the community?



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