ORS 15.400¹
Definitions for ORS 15.400 to 15.460

For the purposes of ORS 15.400 (Definitions for ORS 15.400 to 15.460) to 15.460 (Commentary):

(1) “Conduct” means an act or omission that has occurred or that may occur in the future.

(2) “Domicile” means the place identified under ORS 15.420 (Determining domicile).

(3) “Injury” means physical or nonphysical harm to a person or property caused by the conduct of another person.

(4) “Law,” when used in reference to the law of another state, does not include that state’s choice-of-law rules.

(5) “Noncontractual claim” means a claim, other than a claim for failure to perform a contractual or other consensual obligation, that arises from a tort as defined in ORS 30.260 (Definitions for ORS 30.260 to 30.300), or any conduct that caused or may cause injury compensable by damages, without regard to whether damages are sought.

(6) “Person” means a person as defined in ORS 174.100 (Definitions) and a public body.

(7) “Public body” means a public body as defined in ORS 174.109 (“Public body” defined), the Oregon Health and Science University, and the Oregon State Bar.

(8) “State” means, unless the context requires otherwise, the United States, any state, territory, possession or other jurisdiction of the United States, any Indian tribe or other Native American, Hawaiian or Alaskan group recognized by federal law or formally acknowledged by a state of the United States, and any foreign country or territorial subdivision of such country that has its own system of laws. [Formerly 31.850]

(formerly 31.850)

Law Review Cita­tions

88 OLR 963 (2009)

(formerly 31.850 to 31.890)

Law Review Cita­tions

88 OLR 963 (2009)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 15—Choice of Laws, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors015.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 15, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano015.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.
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