Oregon Consumer Law

In Oregon, the mini-FTC act is Or. Rev. Stat. §§ 646.605 – 646.656. Under this legislation, plaintiffs have a cause of action when persons employ any unconscionable tactics or deceptive conduct. To sustain an action, the plaintiff must not show actual harm due to the defendant’s conduct.  There is a statute of limitations for actions under the statute of 1 year from discover of unlawful act.

A successful plaintiff is entitled to compensatory damages, punitive damages, and equitable relief as potential remedies for a violation.  Damages under the statute are not capped, and attorneys’ fees are recoverable if the plaintiff prevails. Class actions are permitted under the statute.