ORS 18.238¹
Proceedings after discharge in bankruptcy

(1) Any person discharged from debts pursuant to the federal bankruptcy laws may file in any court or tribunal in which a judgment has at any time been rendered against the person, either before or after such discharge, a motion in the suit, action or proceeding for the discharge of the judgment from the record. After notice to the judgment creditor, or to any assignee of the judgment creditor whose assignment has been filed or recorded under ORS 18.205 (Assignment of judgment), the court shall enter a final order that the judgment be discharged and satisfied of record if the debtor establishes that:

(a) The debtor has been discharged from the payment of the judgment or the claim upon which the judgment was based; and

(b) Either there was no property to which a judgment lien had attached under ORS 18.150 (Judgment liens in circuit courts), 18.152 (Establishing judgment liens in other counties), 52.635 (Liens based on justice court judgment) or 221.351 (Liens based on municipal court judgment), as of the date the petition for relief is filed under the federal bankruptcy laws, or if there was such property, the value of the property on the date of the filing of the petition was not more than the outstanding balance of any prior lien or liens upon the property.

(2) If the debtor fails to meet the burden of proof established by subsection (1) of this section, the court shall enter a final order denying the debtor’s motion.

(3) For the purposes of this section, when notice was given in connection with bankruptcy proceedings to a creditor retaining a beneficial interest in an assigned judgment or claim, such notice shall provide the basis for the satisfaction of that portion of the judgment in which the creditor retains a beneficial interest. When the bankrupt received notice prior to the adjudication of bankruptcy of the assignment of a judgment or claim, notice to the assignor retaining a beneficial interest may not provide the basis for satisfaction for that portion of the judgment which represents the amount actually paid by the assignee of the judgment for the claim and actual court costs incurred by the assignee in prosecuting the claim. [Formerly 18.420]

Notes of Decisions

Discharge of judg­ment rendered by court in suit, ac­tion or pro­ceed­ing is inapplicable to discharge judg­ment lien against homestead of bankrupt. Pi­mentel v. White, 79 Or App 620, 720 P2d 758 (1986)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 18—Judgments, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors18.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 18, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­018ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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