2015 ORS 30.320¹
Contract and other actions and suits against governmental units

A suit or action may be maintained against any county and against the State of Oregon by and through and in the name of the appropriate state agency upon a contract made by the county in its corporate character, or made by such agency and within the scope of its authority; provided, however, that no suit or action may be maintained against any county or the State of Oregon upon a contract relating to the care and maintenance of an inmate or patient of any county or state institution. An action or suit may be maintained against any other public corporation mentioned in ORS 30.310 (Actions and suits by governmental units) for an injury to the rights of the plaintiff arising from some act or omission of such other public corporation within the scope of its authority. An action may be maintained against any governmental unit mentioned in ORS 30.310 (Actions and suits by governmental units) for liability in tort only as provided in ORS 30.260 (Definitions for ORS 30.260 to 30.300) to 30.300 (ORS 30.260 to 30.300 exclusive). An action or suit to quiet title may be maintained against any governmental unit mentioned in ORS 30.310 (Actions and suits by governmental units). [Amended by 1959 c.614 §1; 1969 c.429 §4; 1993 c.289 §1]

Notes of Decisions

In ac­tion against Housing Division for breach of alleged contract to make construc­tion loan, terms of which contract violated Divisions rule, rule became as binding as if legislature itself had acted and private party was not entitled to damages for agencys breach of contract which violated rule. Harsh Invest­ment Corp. v. State Housing Div., 88 Or App 151, 744 P2d 588 (1987), Sup Ct review denied

Law Review Cita­tions

40 WLR 563 (2004)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Activities of Na­tional Guard per­sonnel as within Tort Claims Act, (1981) Vol 41, p 441


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 30—Actions and Suits in Particular Cases, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors030.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 30, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano030.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.