ORS 708A.435¹
Adverse claim to deposit
  • notice
  • restraining order or other process
  • indemnity bond or letter of credit

(1) An Oregon operating institution shall be obligated to recognize an adverse claim to a deposit it holds only if the adverse claimant gives notice to the Oregon operating institution of its claim and:

(a) Procures a restraining order, injunction or other appropriate process against the Oregon operating institution in an action wherein the person to whose credit the deposit stands is made a party and served with summons; or

(b) Delivers to the Oregon operating institution in a form, and with sureties acceptable to the Oregon operating institution, a bond or an irrevocable letter of credit issued by an insured institution, as defined in ORS 706.008 (Additional definitions for Bank Act), indemnifying the Oregon operating institution from any liability, damage and expenses on account of the payment of the adverse claim or the dishonor of the check or other order of the person to whose credit the deposit stands.

(2) This section does not apply where the person in whose name the account is carried is a fiduciary for the adverse claimant, and the affidavit of the adverse claimant states the facts constituting the fiduciary relationship and the facts showing reasonable cause of belief on the part of the claimant that the fiduciary is about to misappropriate the deposit.

(3) An Oregon operating institution may, at its option, interplead a deposit that is subject to an adverse claim. [1997 c.631 §168]

Notes of Decisions

Obliga­tion of institu­tion to recognize certain adverse claims does not prevent institu­tion from giving op­tional recogni­tion to other adverse claims. Newton v. Bank of the West, 183 Or App 347, 51 P3d 1281 (2002)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 708A—Regulation of Institutions Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors708A.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 708A, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­708aano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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. Currency Information