ORS 19.350¹
Discretionary stay by court

(1) A party may seek a stay of judgment pending a decision on appeal in the manner provided by this section only if the judgment may not be stayed under the provisions of ORS 19.335 (Stay by filing of supersedeas undertaking) or 19.340 (Waiver of supersedeas undertaking), or under any other provision of law specifying a procedure or grounds for staying the judgment. A stay of judgment may not be granted under this section if any other provision of law specifies that a stay may not be granted pending a decision on appeal.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (5) of this section, a party seeking a stay under the provisions of this section must first request a stay from the trial court. The trial court may act on a request for a stay before or after a notice of appeal is filed. The time for filing a notice of appeal is not tolled by the making of a request for a stay under this section or by the trial court’s action on the request.

(3) The trial court shall consider the following factors in deciding whether to grant a stay under this section, in addition to such other factors as the trial court considers important:

(a) The likelihood of the appellant prevailing on appeal.

(b) Whether the appeal is taken in good faith and not for the purpose of delay.

(c) Whether there is any support in fact or in law for the appeal.

(d) The nature of the harm to the appellant, to other parties, to other persons and to the public that will likely result from the grant or denial of a stay.

(4) The trial court has discretion to impose reasonable conditions on the grant of a stay under the provisions of this section. The court may require that a supersedeas undertaking be filed in a specified amount as a condition of granting a stay under the provisions of this section.

(5) A party may request a stay pending appeal from the appellate court in the first instance, and the appellate court may act on that request without requiring the party to seek a stay from the trial court, if the party establishes that the filing of a request for a stay with the trial court would be futile or that the trial court is unable or unwilling to act on the request within a reasonable time. In considering a request for a stay under this subsection, the appellate court shall consider the factors set out in subsection (3) of this section in addition to any other factors the court considers important. [1997 c.71 §8]

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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/­Archive/­2007ors19.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 19, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­019ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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