ORS 73.0116¹
Joint and several liability
  • contribution

(1) Except as otherwise provided in the instrument, two or more persons who have the same liability on an instrument as makers, drawers, acceptors, indorsers who indorse as joint payees, or anomalous indorsers are jointly and severally liable in the capacity in which they sign.

(2) Except as provided in ORS 73.0419 (Instruments signed for accommodation) (5) or by agreement of the affected parties, a party having joint and several liability who pays the instrument is entitled to receive, from any party having the same joint and several liability, contribution in accordance with applicable law.

(3) Discharge of one party having joint and several liability by a person entitled to enforce the instrument does not affect the right under subsection (2) of this section of a party having the same joint and several liability to receive contribution from the party discharged. [1993 c.545 §19]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 73—Negotiable Instruments, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors073.­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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