2017 ORS 18.775¹
Liability of garnishee

(1) If a garnishee fails to file a garnishee response within the time required by law, or fails to deliver all garnishable property required to be delivered under the writ of garnishment within the time required by law, the garnishee is liable to the creditor in an amount equal to the lesser of:

(a) The amount required to satisfy the garnishment; or

(b) The value of the debtor’s garnishable property held by the garnishee at the time the writ is delivered to the garnishee.

(2) A judgment may be entered against the garnishee for the amounts specified in this section if, after a hearing, the court finds that:

(a) The garnishee at the time of the delivery of the writ of garnishment held garnishable property of the debtor beyond the amount reported in the garnishee response;

(b) The garnishee held any garnishable property of the debtor and the garnishee failed to make a response; or

(c) The garnishee failed to deliver garnishable property required to be delivered under the writ.

(3) A supplemental judgment shall be entered under subsection (2) of this section if the garnishment was issued for a debt described in ORS 18.605 (Debts subject to garnishment) (1)(a) and a general judgment has been entered in the action. A limited judgment shall be entered under subsection (2) of this section if the garnishment was issued for a debt described in ORS 18.605 (Debts subject to garnishment) (1)(a) and a general judgment has not been entered in the action. A limited or general judgment shall be entered under subsection (2) of this section if the garnishment was issued for a debt described in ORS 18.605 (Debts subject to garnishment) (1)(b), (c) or (d).

(4) If a garnishee is liable to a creditor under subsections (1) and (2) of this section, the creditor may also recover costs of the creditor as determined under ORCP 68. If the garnishee fails to file a garnishee response within the time required by law, the costs of the creditor may be recovered from the garnishee even if it is determined that the garnishee held no garnishable property of the debtor at the time the writ was delivered to the garnishee.

(5) Any amounts from a garnishee collected other than costs under a judgment entered pursuant to this section must be credited against the debt owed by the debtor to the creditor. [2001 c.249 §51; 2009 c.484 §8]

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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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 18, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano018.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.