2011 ORS § 65.387¹
Definitions for ORS 65.387 to 65.414

As used in ORS 65.387 (Definitions for ORS 65.387 to 65.414) to 65.414 (Application of ORS 65.387 to 65.411):

(1) Corporation includes any domestic or foreign predecessor entity of a corporation in a merger or other transaction in which the predecessors existence ceased upon consummation of the transaction.

(2) Director means an individual who is or was a director of a corporation or an individual who, while a director of a corporation, is or was serving at the corporations request as a director, officer, partner, trustee, employee, or agent of another foreign or domestic business or nonprofit corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other enterprise. A director is considered to be serving an employee benefit plan at the corporations request if the directors duties to the corporation also impose duties on, or otherwise involve services by, the director to the plan or to participants in or beneficiaries of the plan. Director includes, unless the context requires otherwise, the estate or personal representative of a director.

(3) Expenses include attorney fees.

(4) Liability means the obligation to pay a judgment, settlement, penalty, fine, including an excise tax assessed with respect to an employee benefit plan, or reasonable expenses actually incurred with respect to a proceeding.

(5) Officer means an individual who is or was an officer of a corporation or an individual who, while an officer of a corporation, is or was serving at the corporations request as a director, officer, partner, trustee, employee or agent of another foreign or domestic corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other enterprise. An officer is considered to be serving an employee benefit plan at the corporations request if the officers duties to the corporation also impose duties on or include services by the officer to the employee benefit plan or to participants in or beneficiaries of the plan. Officer includes, unless the context requires otherwise, the estate or personal representative of an officer.

(6) Party includes an individual who was, is or is threatened to be made a named defendant or respondent in a proceeding.

(7) Proceeding means any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative and whether formal or informal. [1989 c.1010 §98]