2015 ORS 18.038¹
Form of judgment document generally

(1) A judgment document must be plainly titled as a judgment.

(2) The title of a judgment document must indicate whether the judgment is a limited judgment, a general judgment or a supplemental judgment. This subsection does not apply to:

(a) Justice courts, municipal courts and county courts performing judicial functions.

(b) Judgments in criminal actions.

(c) Judgments in juvenile proceedings under ORS chapters 419A, 419B and 419C.

(3) A judgment document must be separate from any other document in the action. The judgment document may have attached affidavits, certificates, motions, stipulations and exhibits as necessary or proper in support of the judgment.

(4) A judgment document must include:

(a) The name of the court rendering the judgment and the file number or other identifier used by the court for the action or actions decided by the judgment;

(b) The names of any parties in whose favor the judgment is given and the names of any parties against whom the judgment is given; and

(c) The signature of the judge rendering the judgment, or the signature of the court administrator if the court administrator is authorized by law to sign the judgment document, and the date the judgment document is signed.

(5) This section does not apply to any foreign judgment filed with a court under ORS 24.115 (Filing of foreign judgment) or 110.605 (Registration of order for enforcement) to 110.611 (Choice of law). [2003 c.576 §4; 2005 c.568 §38; 2015 c.298 §81]

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute (Orcp 70)

Judg­ment which otherwise meets require­ments of this rule is not ineffective because it is not set forth in separate docu­ment. Gibson v. Benj. Franklin Fed. Svgs. and Loan, 294 Or 702, 662 P2d 703 (1983)

Order intended to dispose of case does not substitute for properly labeled judg­ment and is not final and ap­pealable. City of Portland v. Carriage Inn, 296 Or 191, 673 P2d 531 (1983); State ex rel Lowell v. Eads, 148 Or App 56, 939 P2d 74 (1997)

Two or more docu­ments may constitute final judg­ment when considered together if they adjudicate every claim presented and determine rights and liabilities of each party. State ex rel Zidell v. Jones, 301 Or 79, 720 P2d 350 (1986); State ex rel Orbanco Real Estate Serv. v. Allen, 301 Or 104, 720 P2d 365 (1986)

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Notes of Decisions

If terms used by trial court suffice to convey court's concluding decision or decisions, and if terms are set forth in docu­ment properly titled as judg­ment, then judg­ment docu­ment contains judg­ment. Interstate Roofing, Inc. v. Springfield Corp., 347 Or 144, 218 P3d 113 (2009)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 18—Judgments, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors018.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 18, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano018.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.