ORS 72.3090¹
Absence of specific time provisions
  • notice of termination

(1) The time for shipment or delivery or any other action under a contract if not provided in this chapter or agreed upon shall be a reasonable time.

(2) Where the contract provides for successive performances but is indefinite in duration it is valid for a reasonable time but unless otherwise agreed may be terminated at any time by either party.

(3) Termination of a contract by one party except on the happening of an agreed event requires that reasonable notification be received by the other party and an agreement dispensing with notification is invalid if its operation would be unconscionable. [1961 c.726 §72.3090 (Absence of specific time provisions)]

Notes of Decisions

When no min­i­mum dura­tion is stated in contract, general rule is that it is terminable at will by either party subject to obliga­tion of this sec­tion to give reasonable notice and general obliga­tion to act in good faith stated in ORS 71.2030 (Lease distinguished from security interest). Zidell Explora­tions, Inc. v. Conval Interna­tional, Ltd., 719 F2d 1465 (1983)

Chapter 72

Law Review Cita­tions

53 OLR 468-473 (1974); 58 OLR 545 (1980)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 72—Sales, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors072.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 72, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano072.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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. Currency Information