2017 ORS 723.840¹
Limitation on personal liability for good faith act or omission or exercise of judgment or discretion
  • reliance on information or reports
  • causes of action

(1) A person is not personally liable for an act or omission the person does or fails to do in good faith and in compliance with a statute, rule or order of the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services under this chapter regardless of whether the statute, rule or order is later amended, rescinded or determined to be invalid by judicial or other authority.

(2) A director or officer of a credit union is not personally liable to the credit union or to members of the credit union for damages that result from the director’s or officer’s exercising judgment or discretion in connection with the director’s or officer’s duties or responsibilities or from the director’s or officer’s act or omission in rendering service to the credit union, except to the extent that, in exercising judgment or discretion or in rendering service to the credit union, the director or officer fails to act in good faith, with the care an ordinarily prudent person in a like position would exercise under similar circumstances and in a manner that the director or officer reasonably believes is in the best interests of the credit union.

(3)(a) A director, in discharging the director’s duties, may rely on information, opinions, reports or statements, including financial statements and other financial data that any of the following persons prepare or present:

(A) An officer or employee of the credit union that the director reasonably believes is competent and reliable with respect to the matters the officer or employee prepares or presents;

(B) Legal counsel, public accountants or other persons with respect to matters that the director reasonably believes are within the counsel’s, accountant’s or other person’s professional or expert competence; or

(C) A committee of the board of directors of which the director is not a member if the director reasonably believes that the committee merits the director’s confidence.

(b) A director does not act in good faith, with due care or in a manner that the director reasonably believes is in the interests of the credit union if the director has knowledge concerning a matter that makes the director’s reliance on the information, opinions, reports, statements or data described in paragraph (a) of this subsection unwarranted.

(4) This section does not bar a cause of action against the credit union or change any liability of the credit union that arises out of an act or omission of a director, officer or other who is exempt from liability for negligence under this section. [1999 c.185 §38; 2013 c.480 §7]

Chapter 723

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Political contribu­tions by savings and loan associa­tion or a credit union, (1974) Vol 37, p 144; depositing deferred salaries of state employes in state-chartered credit unions, (1977) Vol 38, p 911; authority of state chartered credit unions to enlarge membership to include govern­mental units participating in deferred compensa­tion plans, (1977) Vol 38, p 1188

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 723—Credit Unions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors723.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 723, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano723.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.