Professional Corporations

ORS 58.187
Revision of limitations on liability in ORS 58.185 to reflect inflation or deflation

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For the purpose of revising the amounts of the limitation on joint and several liability described in ORS 58.185 (Liabilities of employees, shareholders and the corporation) (5) and (8) to reflect the effects of inflation or deflation, the Secretary of State shall multiply the amounts under ORS 58.185 (Liabilities of employees, shareholders and the corporation) (5) and (8) by the inflation factor described in this section every six years. The six-year cycle shall begin January 1, 1994. The Secretary of State shall round the amount to the nearest $50,000 and publish the revised amount as a rule not later than February 1 following the end of the six-year cycle. The revised limitation shall take effect February 1 and apply for the next six years.


For purposes of this section, the inflation factor shall be a number determined by dividing the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, West Region (All Items), as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor, as of June 30 immediately preceding the calendar year in which the adjustment shall take effect, by the Portland Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for All Items, using the 1982-1984 base of 100, as of December 31, 1993. [1993 c.235 §12; 1997 c.774 §8; 2019 c.57 §5]
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Notes of Decisions

Professional legal corporation organized under this chapter may not serve as trustee. Erwin & Erwin v. Bronson, 117 Or App 443, 844 P2d 269 (1992), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

This chapter as authorizing partnership of corporation and individual; validity of partnership between a professional corporation and an individual when corporation charter so provides, (1972) Vol 36, p 94

Law Review Citations

24 WLR 717 (1988)


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