2017 ORS 696.822¹
Liability of principal for act, error or omission of agent or subagent

(1) A principal is not liable for an act, error or omission by an agent or subagent of the principal arising out of an agency relationship established under ORS 696.805 (Real estate licensee as seller’s agent), 696.810 (Real estate licensee as buyer’s agent), 696.815 (Representation of both buyer and seller) or 696.820 (Agency disclosure pamphlet):

(a) Unless the principal participates in or authorizes the act, error or omission; and

(b) Only to the extent that:

(A) The principal benefited from the act, error or omission; and

(B) A court or arbitrator determines that it is highly probable that the claimant would be unable to enforce a judgment against the agent or subagent of the principal.

(2) A real estate licensee is not liable for an act, error or omission by a principal or an agent of a principal that is not related to the licensee unless the licensee participates in or authorizes the act, error or omission. This subsection does not limit the liability of a principal real estate broker for an act, error or omission by a real estate licensee under the principal broker’s supervision.

(3) Unless acknowledged by a principal in writing, facts known by an agent or subagent of the principal may not be imputed to the principal if the principal does not have actual knowledge.

(4) Unless acknowledged by a real estate licensee in writing, facts known by a principal or an agent of the principal may not be imputed to the licensee if the licensee does not have actual knowledge. This subsection does not limit the knowledge imputed to a principal real estate broker of facts known by a real estate licensee under the supervision of the principal real estate broker. [2001 c.300 §52]

Note: See note under 696.800 (Definitions).

Chapter 696

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Sales of subdivision lots by mobile home salespeople, (1975) Vol 37, p 865; sales or offers of interests in limited partnerships to invest in real estate, (1978) Vol 38, p 1971

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 696—Real Estate and Escrow Activities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors696.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 696, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano696.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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