2017 ORS 726.370¹
Multiple claimants of pledge
  • interpleader

(1) If more than one person claims the right to redeem a pledge, the pawnbroker is not liable for refusing to deliver the pledge until the respective rights of the claimants have been adjudicated unless the pawnbroker fails to verify whether the pledge is subject to a lien or other encumbrance, if the pledge is:

(a) A boat, as defined in ORS 830.005 (Definitions for chapter);

(b) A snowmobile, as defined in ORS 801.490 (“Snowmobile”);

(c) A trailer, as described in ORS 726.010 (Definitions) (2)(a)(D); or

(d) An all-terrain vehicle that is not required to be registered with the Department of Transportation.

(2) In an action brought against the pawnbroker for recovery of the pledge, the pawnbroker may as a defense require all known claimants to interplead.

(3) If either claimant does not bring an action against the pawnbroker within 30 days after notice of an adverse claim, the pawnbroker may dispose of the pledge as provided in this chapter. [Amended by 2013 c.261 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 726—Pawnbrokers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors726.­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.