Mediation and Arbitration

ORS 36.538
Conciliation to act as stay of other proceedings

  • tolling of limitation periods during conciliation


The agreement of the parties to submit a dispute to conciliation shall be deemed an agreement between or among those parties to stay all judicial or arbitral proceedings from the commencement of conciliation until the termination of conciliation proceedings.


All applicable limitation periods, including periods of prescription, shall be tolled or extended upon the commencement of conciliation proceedings to conciliate a dispute under ORS 36.450 (Definitions for ORS 36) to 36.558 (Short title) and all limitation periods shall remain tolled and periods of prescription extended as to all parties to the conciliation proceedings until the 10th day following the termination of conciliation proceedings.


For purposes of this section, conciliation proceedings are deemed to have commenced as soon as:


A party has requested conciliation of a particular dispute or disputes; and


The other party or parties agree to participate in the conciliation proceeding. [1991 c.405 §46]


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Mar. 11, 2023