2017 ORS 732.547¹
Remedies for violation of ORS 732.517 to 732.546

(1) Whenever it appears to the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services that any person has committed or is about to commit a violation of any provision of ORS 732.517 (Purpose of ORS 732.517 to 732.546) to 732.546 (Severability) or of any rule or order issued by the director under ORS 732.517 (Purpose of ORS 732.517 to 732.546) to 732.546 (Severability), the director may apply to the Circuit Court for Marion County for an order enjoining the person, and any director, officer, employee or agent of the person, from the violation, and for such other equitable relief as the nature of the case and the interests of the policyholders, creditors and shareholders of any insurer or the public may require.

(2) No security that is the subject of any agreement or arrangement regarding acquisition, or that is acquired or to be acquired, in contravention of ORS 732.517 (Purpose of ORS 732.517 to 732.546) to 732.546 (Severability) or of any rule or order issued by the director under ORS 732.517 (Purpose of ORS 732.517 to 732.546) to 732.546 (Severability), may be voted at any shareholder’s meeting, or may be counted for quorum purposes, and any action of shareholders requiring the affirmative vote of a percentage of shares may be taken as though such securities were not issued and outstanding. However, no action taken at any such meeting shall be invalidated by the voting of such securities unless the action would materially affect control of the insurer or unless the courts of this state have so ordered. If an insurer or the director has reason to believe that any security of the insurer has been or is about to be acquired in contravention of ORS 732.517 (Purpose of ORS 732.517 to 732.546) to 732.546 (Severability) or any rule or order issued by the director under ORS 732.517 (Purpose of ORS 732.517 to 732.546) to 732.546 (Severability), the insurer or the director may apply to the Circuit Court for Marion County, or to the circuit court for the county in which the insurer has its principal place of business in this state, if any, to enjoin the violation, to enjoin the voting of any security so acquired, to void any vote of such security already cast at any meeting of shareholders, and for such other equitable relief as the nature of the case and the interests of the insurer’s policyholders, creditors and shareholders or the public may require.

(3) In any case in which a person has acquired or is proposing to acquire any voting securities of an insurer in violation of ORS 732.517 (Purpose of ORS 732.517 to 732.546) to 732.546 (Severability) or any rule or order issued by the director under ORS 732.517 (Purpose of ORS 732.517 to 732.546) to 732.546 (Severability), the Circuit Court for Marion County, or the circuit court for the county in which the insurer has its principal place of business in this state, if any, upon the application of the insurer or the director and on such notice as the court deems appropriate, may seize or sequester any voting securities of the insurer owned directly or indirectly by the person, and issue any order with respect to the voting securities as may be appropriate to effect the provisions of ORS 732.517 (Purpose of ORS 732.517 to 732.546) to 732.546 (Severability). Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for the purposes of this section, the situs of the ownership of the securities of domestic insurers is located in this state.

(4) The director may exercise remedies available under this section in addition to or in lieu of any other remedy or administrative action available to the director under the Insurance Code. [Formerly 732.543]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 732—Organization and Corporate Procedures of Domestic Insurers; Regulation of Insurers Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors732.­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.