Attorney Fees

ORS 20.094
Attorney fees in actions or suits in which discharge in bankruptcy asserted

In any action or suit on a debt in which the defendant asserts a discharge in bankruptcy as a defense, the court shall award a reasonable attorney fee at trial and on appeal to the prevailing party. [1971 c.167 §2; 1973 c.216 §1; 1981 c.897 §4; 1995 c.618 §18]

Notes of Decisions

Where, in creditor-debtor action, creditor was granted voluntary nonsuit before issue of debtor’s discharge in bankruptcy could be considered, it was not abuse of discretion for trial court to deny debtor award of attorney fees. Kozol v. Serean, 279 Or 267, 566 P2d 901 (1977)


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