2015 ORS 759.720¹
Action against information provider for failure to comply with law
  • remedies
  • customer liability for charges

(1) Any customer, telecommunications utility or local exchange carrier who suffers damages from a violation of ORS 646.608 (Additional unlawful business, trade practices), 646.639 (Unlawful collection practices) and 759.700 (Definitions for ORS 759.700 to 759.720) to 759.720 (Action against information provider for failure to comply with law) by an information provider has a cause of action against such information provider. The court may award the greater of three times the actual damages or $500, or order an injunction or restitution. Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the court may award reasonable attorney fees to the prevailing party in an action under this section.

(2) The court may not award attorney fees to a prevailing defendant under the provisions of subsection (1) of this section if the action under this section is maintained as a class action pursuant to ORCP 32.

(3) When an information provider has failed to comply with any provision of ORS 646.608 (Additional unlawful business, trade practices), 646.639 (Unlawful collection practices) and 759.700 (Definitions for ORS 759.700 to 759.720) to 759.720 (Action against information provider for failure to comply with law), any obligation by a customer that may have arisen from the dialing of a pay-per-call telephone number is void and unenforceable.

(4) Any obligation that may have arisen from the dialing of a pay-per-call telephone number is void and unenforceable if made by:

(a) An unemancipated child under 18 years of age; or

(b) A person whose physician substantiates that:

(A) The person has a mental or emotional disorder generally recognized in the medical or psychological community that makes the person incapable of rational judgments and comprehending the consequences of the person’s action; and

(B) The disorder was diagnosed before the obligation was incurred.

(5) Upon written notification to the information provider or the billing agent for the information provider that a bill for information delivery services is void and unenforceable under subsection (2) or (4) of this section, no further billing or collection activities shall be undertaken in regard to that obligation.

(6) The telecommunications utility or local exchange carrier may require the customer to take pay-per-call telephone blocking service after the initial obligation has been voided. [1991 c.672 §4; 1993 c.513 §1; 1995 c.696 §49]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 759—Telecommunications Utility Regulation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors759.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.