2017 ORS 45.142¹
Recording or reporting services provided under contract
  • required disclosures
  • objection to reporter

(1) Before recording or reporting a deposition, the person recording or reporting the deposition must disclose if the person has a contract to provide reporting services for depositions on a full-time or part-time basis for any of the following persons:

(a) A party in the action;

(b) A person with a financial interest in the outcome of the action;

(c) An attorney for a party in the action; or

(d) An attorney for a person with a financial interest in the outcome of the action.

(2) If the person recording or reporting a deposition has a contract to provide reporting services for depositions on a full-time or part-time basis for any of the persons specified in subsection (1) of this section, any party to the action may object to the person employed for the purpose of recording or reporting the deposition. Upon objection, the parties shall attempt to agree upon a different person who shall record or report the deposition. If the parties cannot reach agreement, any of the parties may move the court to appoint an independent person who shall record or report the deposition.

(3) A party that objects to a person employed for the purpose of recording or reporting a deposition in the manner provided by this section is not subject to any penalty or sanction for making the objection and is not required to pay any fee of the person objected to.

(4) This section does not apply to contracts for reporting services for a single deposition, case or incident.

(5) This section does not apply to a person who records or reports depositions for a public body, as defined in ORS 30.260 (Definitions for ORS 30.260 to 30.300), or for a federal agency or any instrumentality of the federal government. [1999 c.942 §4]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 45—Testimony Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors045.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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