Trade Practices and Antitrust Regulation

ORS 646.705
Definitions for ORS 136.617 and 646.705 to 646.805


As used in ORS 136.617 (Motion to compel witness who may be incriminated to testify) and 646.705 (Definitions for ORS 136.617 and 646.705 to 646.805) to 646.805 (Effect of prior final judgment or decree), “trade or commerce” means trade or commerce within the state; or between the state and any state, territory, or foreign nation.


As used in ORS 646.775 (Actions by Attorney General), “natural persons” shall not include proprietorships or partnerships. [1975 c.255 §2; 1979 c.790 §1]
§§ 646.705 to 646.815

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Meetings between members of associations having PUC authority to transport logs, poles and piling and mills and other shippers to jointly agree on rate for transportation, (1981) Vol 41, p 444

Law Review Citations

55 OLR 537-551 (1976); 56 OLR 331 (1977)

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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