2015 ORS 646.715¹
Declaration of purpose

(1) The Legislative Assembly deems it to be necessary and the purpose of ORS 646.705 (Definitions for ORS 136.617 and 646.705 to 646.805) to 646.805 (Effect of prior final judgment or decree) and 646.990 (Penalties) is to encourage free and open competition in the interest of the general welfare and economy of the state, by preventing monopolistic and unfair practices, combination and conspiracies in restraint of trade and commerce, and for that purpose to provide means to enjoin such practices and provide remedies for those injured by them.

(2) Without limiting the scope of ORS 646.705 (Definitions for ORS 136.617 and 646.705 to 646.805) to 646.805 (Effect of prior final judgment or decree) and 646.990 (Penalties), it is the legislative purpose that it apply to intrastate trade or commerce, and to interstate trade or commerce involving an actual or threatened injury to a person or property located in this state. The decisions of federal courts in construction of federal law relating to the same subject shall be persuasive authority in the construction of ORS 646.705 (Definitions for ORS 136.617 and 646.705 to 646.805) to 646.805 (Effect of prior final judgment or decree) and 646.990 (Penalties). [1975 c.255 §3; 2001 c.415 §1]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Participa­tion of hospital owners, administrators, and industry representatives in review of hospital budget in­for­ma­­tion after its collec­tion by agency for purpose of presenting recommenda­tions not anti-competitive, (1978) Vol 38, p 2060

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Meetings between members of associa­tions having PUC authority to transport logs, poles and piling and mills and other shippers to jointly agree on rate for transporta­tion, (1981) Vol 41, p 444

Law Review Cita­tions

55 OLR 537-551 (1976); 56 OLR 331 (1977)

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 (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 646, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano646.­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.