2017 ORS 36.415¹
Arbitration after waiver of amount of claim exceeding $50,000
  • motion for referral to arbitration

(1) In a civil action in a circuit court where all parties have appeared, where the only relief claimed is recovery of money or damages, where a party asserts a claim for money or general and special damages in an amount exceeding $50,000, exclusive of attorney fees, costs and disbursements and interest on judgment, and where all parties asserting those claims waive the amounts of those claims that exceed $50,000, the court shall refer the action to arbitration under ORS 36.400 (Mandatory arbitration programs) to 36.425 (Filing of decision and award). A waiver of an amount of a claim under this section shall be for the purpose of arbitration under ORS 36.400 (Mandatory arbitration programs) to 36.425 (Filing of decision and award) only and shall not restrict assertion of a larger claim in a trial de novo under ORS 36.425 (Filing of decision and award).

(2) In a civil action in a circuit court where all parties have appeared, where the only relief claimed is recovery of money or damages and where a party asserts a claim for money or general and special damages in an amount exceeding $50,000, exclusive of attorney fees, costs and disbursements and interest on judgment, any party against whom the claim is made may file a motion with the court requesting that the matter be referred to arbitration. After hearing upon the motion, the court shall refer the matter to arbitration under ORS 36.400 (Mandatory arbitration programs) to 36.425 (Filing of decision and award) if the defendant establishes by affidavits and other documentation that no objectively reasonable juror could return a verdict in favor of the claimant in excess of $50,000, exclusive of attorney fees, costs and disbursements and interest on judgment. [Formerly 33.380; 1995 c.618 §13; 1995 c.658 §33; 2005 c.274 §4]

(formerly 33.350 to 33.400)

Law Review Cita­tions

22 WLR 237 (1986); 27 WLR 551 (1991)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 36—Mediation and Arbitration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors036.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 36, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano036.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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