ORS 30.845
Action against person who summons police with improper intent; attorney fees


(1)

A person may bring a civil action for damages against any person who knowingly causes a police officer to arrive at a location to contact another person with the intent to:

(a)

Infringe on the other person’s rights under the Oregon or United States Constitutions;

(b)

Unlawfully discriminate against the other person;

(c)

Cause the other person to feel harassed, humiliated or embarrassed;

(d)

Cause the other person to be expelled from a place in which the other person is lawfully located; or

(e)

Damage the other person’s:

(A)

Reputation or standing within the community; or

(B)

Financial, economic, consumer or business prospects or interests.

(2)

Upon prevailing in an action under this section, the plaintiff may recover:

(a)

The greater of:

(A)

Special and general damages, including damages for emotional distress; or

(B)

Statutory damages of $250 against each defendant found liable under this section; and

(b)

Punitive damages.

(3)

The court may award reasonable attorney fees to the prevailing plaintiff in an action under this section.

(4)

A civil action under this section:

(a)

May be brought in the small claims department of a circuit court if the total damages do not exceed the jurisdictional limit of the small claims department.

(b)

Does not affect a right or remedy available under any other law of this state. [2019 c.415 §1]

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