ORS 77.2090¹
Lien of warehouse

(1) A warehouse has a lien against the bailor on the goods covered by a warehouse receipt or storage agreement or on the proceeds thereof in its possession for charges for storage or transportation, including demurrage and terminal charges, insurance, labor or other charges, present or future, in relation to the goods, and for expenses necessary for preservation of the goods or reasonably incurred in their sale pursuant to law. If the person on whose account the goods are held is liable for similar charges or expenses in relation to other goods whenever deposited and it is stated in the warehouse receipt or storage agreement that a lien is claimed for charges and expenses in relation to other goods, the warehouse also has a lien against the goods covered by the warehouse receipt or storage agreement or on the proceeds thereof in its possession for those charges and expenses whether or not the other goods have been delivered by the warehouse. However, as against a person to which a negotiable warehouse receipt is duly negotiated, a warehouse’s lien is limited to charges in an amount or at a rate specified in the warehouse receipt or, if no charges are so specified, to a reasonable charge for storage of the specific goods covered by the receipt subsequent to the date of the receipt.

(2) The warehouse may also reserve a security interest against the bailor for the maximum amount specified on the receipt for charges other than those specified in subsection (1) of this section, such as for money advanced and interest. The security interest is governed by ORS chapter 79.

(3) A warehouse’s lien for charges and expenses under subsection (1) of this section or a security interest under subsection (2) of this section is also effective against any person that so entrusted the bailor with possession of the goods that a pledge of them by the bailor to a good-faith purchaser for value would have been valid. However, the lien or security interest is not effective against a person that before issuance of a document of title had a legal interest or a perfected security interest in the goods and that did not:

(a) Deliver or entrust the goods or any document of title covering the goods to the bailor or the bailor’s nominee with:

(A) Actual or apparent authority to ship, store or sell;

(B) Power to obtain delivery under ORS 77.4030 (Obligation of bailee to deliver); or

(C) Power of disposition under ORS 72.4030 (Power to transfer), 72A.3040 (Subsequent lease of goods by lessor) (2), 72A.3050 (Sale or sublease of goods by lessee) (2), 79.0320 (UCC 9-320. Buyer of goods) or 79.0321 (UCC 9-321. Licensee of general intangible and lessee of goods in ordinary course of business) (3) or other statute or rule of law; or

(b) Acquiesce in the procurement by the bailor or its nominee of any document.

(4) A warehouse’s lien on household goods for charges and expenses in relation to the goods under subsection (1) of this section is also effective against all persons if the depositor was the legal possessor of the goods at the time of deposit. In this subsection, “household goods” means furniture, furnishings or personal effects used by the depositor in a dwelling.

(5) A warehouse loses its lien on any goods that it voluntarily delivers or unjustifiably refuses to deliver. [1961 c.726 §77.2090 (Lien of warehouse); 1971 c.370 §1; 2001 c.445 §149; 2009 c.181 §63]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 77—Warehouse Receipts, Bills of Lading and Other Documents of Title, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors077.­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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