2017 ORS 646.060¹
Commissions and allowances

No person engaged in commerce or food commerce, or both, in the course of such commerce, shall pay, grant, receive or accept anything of value as a commission, brokerage or other compensation, or any allowance or discount in lieu thereof, except for services rendered in connection with the sale or purchase of goods, wares, service, or output of a service trade, or merchandise. In all such transactions of sale and purchase, neither party to the transaction shall pay or grant anything of value as a commission, brokerage or other compensation, or any allowance or discount in lieu thereof, to the other party to the transaction or to any agent, representative or other intermediary therein, where such agent, representative or other intermediary is acting for or in behalf of or is subject to the direct or indirect control of the other party to the transaction.

Notes of Decisions

First part of this sec­tion, as applied to a “scheme” or “device . . . whereby discrimina­tion is . . . effected,” within meaning of ORS 646.010 (Designation and scope of ORS 646.010 to 646.180), is not modified by sec­ond part of this sec­tion so as to limit its applica­tion to per­sons who are “agents, representatives or other intermediaries . . . acting for or in behalf of or . . . subject to the direct or indirect control of the other party to the transac­tion.” W. J. Seufert v. Nat. Restaurant Supply Co., 266 Or 92, 511 P2d 363 (1973)

Notes of Decisions

These sec­tions were modeled after Robinson-Patman amend­ment to Clayton Act and federal cases interpreting federal statutes are persuasive in their interpreta­tion. Redmond Ready-Mix, Inc. v. Coats, 283 Or 101, 582 P2d 1340 (1978)

Price discrimina­tion under Oregon Anti-Price Discrimina­tion Law may include buy-back of obsolete inventory and difference in credit terms available to competing dealers. Forster v. Kawasaki Motors Corp., 73 Or App 439, 698 P2d 1001 (1985), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

“Kickbacks” on school photographer contracts, (1974) Vol 37, p 49

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 341-354, 408 (1972)

Chapter 646

Notes of Decisions

Subject matter regulated by this chapter is not “preempted” by Federal Robinson-Patman Act so as to render this chapter invalid. W. J. Seufert v. Nat. Restaurant Supply Co., 266 Or 92, 511 P2d 363 (1973)

Whether an injunc­tion should issue when a court finds a viola­tion of the Act is a matter of discre­tion. State ex rel Johnson v. Interna­tional Harvester Co., 25 Or App 9, 548 P2d 176 (1976)

This chapter imposes no af­firm­a­tive duty to inform customers of rates in absence of request, but prohibits making in­for­ma­­tion about prices available to some customers and not others. Wildish Sand & Gravel v. Northwest Natural Gas Co., 103 Or App 215, 796 P2d 1237 (1990), Sup Ct review denied

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 646—Trade Practices and Antitrust Regulation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors646.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 646, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano646.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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