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Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS)

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Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS)


§31.850. Definitions


For the purposes of ORS 31.850 to 31.890:


(1) “Conduct” means an act or omission that has occurred or that may occur in the future.


(2) “Domicile” means the place identified under ORS 31.865.


(3) “Injury” means physical or nonphysical harm to a person or property caused by the conduct of another person.


(4) “Law,” when used in reference to the law of another state, does not include that state’s choice-of-law rules.


(5) “Noncontractual claim” means a claim, other than a claim for failure to perform a contractual or other consensual obligation, that arises from a tort as defined in ORS 30.260, or any conduct that caused or may cause injury compensable by damages, without regard to whether damages are sought.


(6) “Person” means a person as defined in ORS 174.100 and a public body.


(7) “Public body” means a public body as defined in ORS 174.109, the Oregon Health and Science University, and the Oregon State Bar.


(8) “State” means, unless the context requires otherwise, the United States, any state, territory, possession or other jurisdiction of the United States, any Indian tribe or other Native American, Hawaiian or Alaskan group recognized by federal law or formally acknowledged by a state of the United States, and any foreign country or territorial subdivision of such country that has its own system of laws.


 31.855. Applicability


ORS 31.850 to 31.890 govern the choice of law applicable to noncontractual claims when a choice between or among the laws of more than one state is at issue. ORS 31.850 to 31.890 do not supersede the provisions of other Oregon statutes that expressly designate the law governing a particular noncontractual claim.


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June 02, 2014

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS)

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS)

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