ORS 30.196
Amount recoverable; attorney fees


(1)

In addition to any other penalty provided by law, a cable operator who prevails on a claim under ORS 30.195 (Civil action for violation of prohibitions relating to cable services) may recover the amount of $3,000.

(2)

(a) A court may increase an award under subsection (1) of this section to an amount not to exceed $50,000 if the court determines that the violation was committed for purposes of commercial advantage.

(b)

As used in this subsection, “commercial advantage” does not include any monetary gain realized by a person’s private use of unauthorized cable services.

(3)

The prevailing party in an action brought under ORS 30.195 (Civil action for violation of prohibitions relating to cable services) shall be awarded reasonable court costs and attorney fees and all costs including but not limited to the cost of investigation, disconnection or reconnection, service calls, labor, equipment and expert testimony. [1999 c.705 §4]

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