ORS 65.644¹
Unknown claims against dissolved corporation

(1) A dissolved corporation may publish notice of the corporation’s dissolution and request that persons with claims against the corporation present the claims in accordance with the notice.

(2) The dissolved corporation must publish the notice:

(a) At least one time in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the dissolved corporation’s principal office is located, or if the principal office is not in this state, where the dissolved corporation’s registered office is or was last located; or

(b) On the dissolved corporation’s website or in another location where the dissolved corporation maintains an electronic presence, if the website or other location will remain accessible to the public for at least 30 days.

(3) A notice that a dissolved corporation publishes under subsection (2) of this section must:

(a) Describe the information that must be included in a claim and provide a mailing address where the claim may be sent; and

(b) State that a claim against the dissolved corporation will be barred unless a proceeding to enforce the claim is commenced within five years after publication of the notice.

(4) If the dissolved corporation publishes a notice in accordance with subsection (2) of this section, the claim of each of the following claimants is barred unless the claimant commences a proceeding to enforce the claim against the dissolved corporation within five years after the publication date of the notice:

(a) A claimant who did not receive written notice under ORS 65.641 (Known claims against dissolved corporation);

(b) A claimant whose claim was sent in a timely manner to the dissolved corporation but not acted on; or

(c) A claimant whose claim is contingent or based on an event occurring after the effective date of dissolution.

(5) A claim may be enforced under this section:

(a) Against the dissolved corporation, to the extent of the dissolved corporation’s undistributed assets; or

(b) Against any person, other than a creditor of the dissolved corporation, to whom the dissolved corporation distributed the dissolved corporation’s property in liquidation subject to the following:

(A) If the distributee received a pro rata share of a distribution, the distributee’s liability will not exceed the same pro rata share of the claim; and

(B) The distributee’s total liability for all claims under this section may not exceed the total amount of assets distributed to the distributee, less any liability of the dissolved corporation paid on behalf of the dissolved corporation by that distributee after the date of distribution. [1989 c.1010 §137; 2019 c.174 §94]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 65—Nonprofit Corporations, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors065.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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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