2017 ORS 650.065¹
Injunctive relief
  • attorney fees
  • appointment of receiver or conservator
  • conditions of awarding damages and injunctive relief

(1) Whenever the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services determines that any person has engaged in, or is about to engage in, any act or practice which the director believes would give rise to liability under ORS 650.020 (Liability of franchise seller), the director may bring suit in the name of the State of Oregon in any circuit court of this state to enjoin the acts or practices. Upon a proper showing, the court shall grant a permanent or temporary injunction or restraining order and may appoint a receiver or conservator for the defendant or the defendant’s assets. The court shall not require the director to post a bond. The court may award reasonable attorney fees to the director if the director prevails in an action under this section. The court may award reasonable attorney fees to a defendant who prevails in an action under this section if the court determines that the director had no objectively reasonable basis for asserting the claim or no reasonable basis for appealing an adverse decision of the trial court.

(2) The director may include in any suit authorized by subsection (1) of this section a claim for any amount the franchisee could recover under ORS 650.020 (Liability of franchise seller) or a claim for damages on behalf of other persons injured by any act or practice against which an injunction or restraining order is sought. The court may award appropriate relief to the franchisee or such other persons if the court finds that enforcement of the right of the franchisee or other persons by private civil action or suit, whether by class action or otherwise, would be so burdensome or expensive as to be impractical. [1973 c.509 §8; 1981 c.897 §85; 1995 c.696 §41]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 650—Franchise Transactions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors650.­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.
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.