ORS 757.020¹
Duty of utilities to furnish adequate and safe service at reasonable rates

Every public utility is required to furnish adequate and safe service, equipment and facilities, and the charges made by any public utility for any service rendered or to be rendered in connection therewith shall be reasonable and just, and every unjust or unreasonable charge for such service is prohibited. [Amended by 1971 c.655 §66]

Notes of Decisions

Where defendant-telephone company erroneously listed plaintiff-medical doctor as doctor of osteopathy in directory, telephone company error did not violate "adequate service" require­ment of this sec­tion. Garrison v. Pacific NW Bell, 45 Or App 523, 608 P2d 1206 (1980)

If defendant failed to perform statutory duty to provide "adequate service", plaintiff may recover under negligence, gross negligence or breach of contract theory. Olson v. Pac. N.W. Bell, 65 Or App 422, 671 P2d 1185 (1983)

Law Review Cita­tions

54 OLR 540 (1975)

Chapter 757

Notes of Decisions

Under regulatory scheme, Public Utility Commissioner has authority to promulgate rule limiting telephone company's liability for directory listing errors or omissions. Garrison v. Pacific NW Bell, 45 Or App 523, 608 P2d 1206 (1980)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of Governor and Public Utility Commissioner to enter into binding agree­ments with respect to uniform curtail­ment plans, (1977) Vol 38, p 861

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 757—Utility Regulation Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­757.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 757, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­757ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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