Trade Practices and Antitrust Regulation

ORS 646.090
Inducing or receiving price discrimination prohibited

No person engaged in commerce or food commerce, or both, in the course of such commerce, shall knowingly induce or receive a discrimination in price which is prohibited by ORS 646.040 (Price discrimination prohibited) to 646.080 (Special services to customers).

Notes of Decisions

In action by auto body shop against insurance company for knowing receipt of prohibited price discriminations under this section and ORS 646.040, judgment n. o. v. was properly granted defendant for lack of evidence that price discriminations received by defendant from another body shop could have affected competition among body shops or insurance companies or tended to create monopoly in either market. Top Service Body Shop, Inc. v. Allstate Insurance Co., 283 Or 201, 582 P2d 1365 (1978)

§§ 646.010 to 646.180

Notes of Decisions

These sections were modeled after Robinson-Patman amendment to Clayton Act and federal cases interpreting federal statutes are persuasive in their interpretation. Redmond Ready-Mix, Inc. v. Coats, 283 Or 101, 582 P2d 1340 (1978)

Price discrimination under Oregon Anti-Price Discrimination Law may include buy-back of obsolete inventory and difference in credit terms available to competing dealers. Forster v. Kawasaki Motors Corp., 73 Or App 439, 698 P2d 1001 (1985), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

"Kickbacks" on school photographer contracts, (1974) Vol 37, p 49

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 341-354, 408 (1972)

Chapter 646

Notes of Decisions

Subject matter regulated by this chapter is not "preempted" by Federal Robinson-Patman Act so as to render this chapter invalid. W. J. Seufert v. Nat. Restaurant Supply Co., 266 Or 92, 511 P2d 363 (1973)

Whether an injunction should issue when a court finds a violation of the Act is a matter of discretion. State ex rel Johnson v. International Harvester Co., 25 Or App 9, 548 P2d 176 (1976)

This chapter imposes no affirmative duty to inform customers of rates in absence of request, but prohibits making information about prices available to some customers and not others. Wildish Sand & Gravel v. Northwest Natural Gas Co., 103 Or App 215, 796 P2d 1237 (1990), Sup Ct review denied


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