ORS 72A.5180¹
Cover
  • substitute goods

(1) After a default by a lessor under the lease contract of the type described in ORS 72A.5080 (Lessee’s remedies), or, if agreed, after other default by the lessor, the lessee may cover by making any purchase or lease of or contract to purchase or lease goods in substitution for those due from the lessor.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in ORS 72A.5030 (Modification or impairment of rights and remedies) with respect to damages liquidated in the lease agreement or otherwise determined pursuant to agreement of the parties under ORS 71.3020 (Variation by agreement) and 72A.5030 (Modification or impairment of rights and remedies), if a lessee’s cover is by a lease agreement substantially similar to the original lease agreement and the new lease agreement is made in good faith and in a commercially reasonable manner, the lessee may recover from the lessor as damages:

(a) The present value, as of the date of the commencement of the term of the new lease agreement, of the rent under the new lease agreement applicable to that period of the new lease term which is comparable to the then remaining term of the original lease agreement minus the present value as of the same date of the total rent for the then remaining lease term of the original lease agreement; and

(b) Any incidental or consequential damages, less expenses saved in consequence of the lessor’s default.

(3) If a lessee’s cover is by lease agreement that for any reason does not qualify for treatment under subsection (2) of this section, or is by purchase or otherwise, the lessee may recover from the lessor as if the lessee had elected not to cover and ORS 72A.5190 (Lessee’s damages for nondelivery, repudiation, default and breach of warranty in regard to accepted goods) governs. [1989 c.676 §65; 1993 c.646 §13; 2009 c.181 §39]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 72A—Leases, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors072A.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
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.
 
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