2017 ORS 717.295¹
Injunctions
  • consent orders

(1) If the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services believes that any person has engaged in, is engaging in or is about to engage in any act or practice constituting a violation of any provision of ORS 717.200 (Definitions) to 717.320 (Short title), 717.900 (Civil penalties) and 717.905 (Criminal penalties), or of any rule or order adopted or issued under ORS 717.200 (Definitions) to 717.320 (Short title), 717.900 (Civil penalties) and 717.905 (Criminal penalties), the director may initiate an action in the Circuit Court for Marion County to enjoin the act or practice and to enforce compliance with any provision of ORS 717.200 (Definitions) to 717.320 (Short title), 717.900 (Civil penalties) and 717.905 (Criminal penalties) or of any rule or order adopted or issued under ORS 717.200 (Definitions) to 717.320 (Short title), 717.900 (Civil penalties) and 717.905 (Criminal penalties). Upon a proper showing, a permanent or temporary injunction, restraining order or writ of mandamus shall be granted or a receiver or conservator may be appointed for the defendant’s assets. The director shall not be required to post a bond. The court may award a prevailing party reasonable attorney fees and costs.

(2) The director may enter into consent orders at any time with any person to resolve any matter arising under ORS 717.200 (Definitions) to 717.320 (Short title), 717.900 (Civil penalties) and 717.905 (Criminal penalties). A consent order must be signed by the person to whom it is issued or a duly authorized representative, and must indicate agreement to the terms contained in the consent order. A consent order need not constitute an admission by any person that any provision of ORS 717.200 (Definitions) to 717.320 (Short title), 717.900 (Civil penalties) and 717.905 (Criminal penalties), or of any rule or order adopted or issued under ORS 717.200 (Definitions) to 717.320 (Short title), 717.900 (Civil penalties) and 717.905 (Criminal penalties), has been violated, nor need it constitute a finding by the director that the person has violated any provision of ORS 717.200 (Definitions) to 717.320 (Short title), 717.900 (Civil penalties) and 717.905 (Criminal penalties), or of any rule or order adopted or issued under ORS 717.200 (Definitions) to 717.320 (Short title), 717.900 (Civil penalties) and 717.905 (Criminal penalties).

(3) Notwithstanding the issuance of a consent order, the director may seek civil or criminal penalties or compromise civil penalties concerning matters encompassed by the consent order, unless the consent order by its terms expressly precludes the director from so doing. [1999 c.571 §22]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 717—Money Transmission, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors717.­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.