Release of ORS 657.540 lien by filing security
(1) The employer against whose property a lien has been filed under ORS 657.540 (Lien on property of defaulting employer) may cause the property to be released by filing with the county clerk of the county wherein such lien is recorded a bond or an irrevocable letter of credit in a sum double the amount claimed in said lien, executed by a surety company licensed to do business in Oregon or by two freeholders of this state, having the qualifications of bail upon arrest or in the case of a letter of credit issued by an insured institution, as defined in ORS 706.008 (Additional definitions for Bank Act), to be approved by the circuit judge of the district in which said lien is filed, or, in the event of the absence of the circuit judge from the county in which said lien is filed, then by the county judge of said county, running to the Director of the Employment Department and conditioned for the payment of all damages, costs, charges and disbursements that may be recovered by the director against such employer or that may be found to be a lien upon or against the property of such employer.
(2) The clerk shall issue to such employer a certificate stating that the bond or letter of credit is substituted in lieu of the property of said employer and that the lien on said property is forever released and discharged. A marginal entry of said release and bond or letter of credit shall be made in the lien docket containing the original record of statement of claim.
(3) If the director establishes the validity of the lien by a suit to foreclose the same, the director is entitled to judgment against the sureties upon said bond or against the issuer of the letter of credit. [Amended by 1991 c.331 §98; 1997 c.631 §518; 2003 c.576 §532]
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