ORS 244.400¹
Attorney fees for person prevailing in contested case

(1) A person who prevails following a contested case hearing under this chapter or ORS 171.778 (Complaint and adjudicatory process) shall be awarded reasonable attorney fees at the conclusion of the contested case or on appeal.

(2) Upon prevailing following a contested case hearing or lawsuit, the person may petition the Marion County Circuit Court for the purpose of determining the award of reasonable attorney fees. The Oregon Government Ethics Commission shall be named as a respondent in the petition. The petitioner and respondent shall follow the procedure provided in ORCP 68 for the determination of reasonable attorney fees. The court shall give precedence on its docket to petitions filed under this subsection as the circumstances may require.

(3) An appellate court shall award reasonable attorney fees to the person if the person prevails on appeal from any decision of the commission.

(4) Attorney fees to be awarded under this section shall be only those fees incurred by the person from the time the commission notifies the person that it has entered an order to move to a contested case proceeding.

(5) Any attorney fees awarded to the person pursuant to this section shall be paid by the commission from moneys appropriated or allocated to the commission from the General Fund. [1991 c.770 §9; 1993 c.743 §30; 2007 c.865 §26]



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Chapter 244

Notes of Decisions

Statutory scheme of this chapter is not unconstitu­tionally vague. Davidson v. Oregon Govern­ment Ethics Commission, 300 Or 415, 712 P2d 87 (1985)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Simultaneous membership in church and local governing body as constituting potential conflict of interest, (1981) Vol 41, p 490; contractors that perform services for govern­ment as "public officials" subject to ethics law, (1990) Vol 46, p 350

Law Review Cita­tions

19 WLR 701 (1983)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 244—Government Ethics, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors244.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 244, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­244ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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