2017 ORS 79.0108¹
UCC 9-108. Sufficiency of description

(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsections (3), (4) and (5) of this section, a description of personal or real property is sufficient, whether or not it is specific, if it reasonably identifies what is described.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (4) of this section, a description of collateral reasonably identifies the collateral if it identifies the collateral by:

(a) Specific listing;

(b) Category;

(c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (5) of this section, a type of collateral defined in the Uniform Commercial Code;

(d) Quantity;

(e) Computational or allocational formula or procedure; or

(f) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (3) of this section, any other method, if the identity of the collateral is objectively determinable.

(3) A description of collateral as “all the debtor’s assets” or “all the debtor’s personal property” or using words of similar import does not reasonably identify the collateral.

(4) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (5) of this section, a description of a security entitlement, securities account or commodity account is sufficient if it describes:

(a) The collateral by those terms or as investment property; or

(b) The underlying financial asset or commodity contract.

(5) A description only by type of collateral defined in the Uniform Commercial Code is an insufficient description of:

(a) A commercial tort claim; or

(b) In a consumer transaction, consumer goods, a security entitlement, a securities account or a commodity account. [2001 c.445 §8]

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Notes of Decisions

Where creditor with prior perfected secured interest opts not to exercise elective remedies against debtor, creditor maintains security interest and sub­se­quent garnishor takes subject to creditor so that may trace and recapture collateral funds from garnishor. Davis v. F.W. Financial Services, Inc., 260 Or App 191, 317 P3d 916 (2013), Sup Ct review denied

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 79—Secured Transactions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors079.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 79, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano079.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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