ORS 86.265¹
Effect of lender violation of ORS 86.205 to 86.275

A violation of ORS 86.205 (Definitions for ORS 86.205 to 86.275) to 86.275 (Severability) by a lender shall render the lender’s security protection provision voidable at the option of the borrower, and the lender shall be liable to the borrower in an amount equal to:

(1) The borrower’s actual damages or $100, whichever is greater, and

(2) In the case of any successful action to enforce the foregoing liability, the court costs of the action together with reasonable attorney fees at trial and on appeal as determined by the court if the court finds that written demand for the payment of the borrower’s claim was made on the lender not less than 10 days before the commencement of the action. No attorney fees shall be allowed to the borrower if the court finds that the lender tendered to the borrower, prior to the commencement of the action, an amount not less than the damages awarded to the borrower. [1975 c.337 §14; 1981 c.897 §19]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 86—Mortgages; Trust Deeds, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors086.­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.
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. Currency Information