ORS 19.440¹
Award of attorney fees authorized by statute

(1) If a statute of this state authorizes or requires an award of attorney fees to a party to a proceeding, but does not expressly authorize or require that award on appeal, judicial review or other appellate review of the decision in the proceeding, and does not expressly prohibit that award on an appeal, judicial review or other appellate review, the statute shall be construed as authorizing or requiring the award of attorney fees on appeal, judicial review or other appellate review of the decision in the proceeding, including any denial of a petition for review by the Supreme Court in the proceeding.

(2) If a statute of this state authorizes or requires an award of attorney fees to a party to a proceeding, but does not expressly authorize or require an award of attorney fees in a mandamus proceeding arising out of the original proceeding, the statute shall be construed as authorizing or requiring the award of attorney fees in the mandamus proceeding.

(3) The provisions of this section apply to statutes that authorize or require the award of attorney fees in administrative proceedings in addition to statutes that authorize or require the award of attorney fees in civil proceedings in courts. [Formerly 19.220; 2011 c.513 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Award of attorney fees on ap­peal is subject to any statutory limita­tions placed on award of attorney fees at trial. Williams v. Cabinet Masters, Inc., 335 Or 49, 57 P3d 145 (2002)

Denial of peti­tion for review by Supreme Court is not ac­tion or pro­ceed­ing on ap­peal for which appellate court may order pay­ment of attorney fees. Polacek and Polacek, 349 Or 278, 243 P3d 1190 (2010)

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Notes of Decisions

This chapter does not apply to workers’ compensa­tion pro­ceed­ings since it governs appellate review of lower court decisions and not decisions of administrative tribunals. SAIF v. Maddox, 60 Or App 507, 655 P2d 214 (1982), aff’d 295 Or 448, 667 P2d 529 (1983)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 19—Appeals, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors019.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 19, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano019.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
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