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Oregon Statutes - Chapter 18 - Judgments - Section 18.082 - Effect of entry of judgment.

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(1) Upon entry of a judgment, the judgment:

(a) Becomes the exclusive statement of the courtís decision in the case and governs the rights and obligations of the parties that are subject to the judgment;

(b) May be enforced in the manner provided by law;

(c) May be appealed in the manner provided by law;

(d) Acts as official notice of the courtís decision; and

(e) May be set aside or modified only by the court rendering the judgment or by another court or tribunal with the same or greater authority than the court rendering the judgment.

(2) A general judgment incorporates a previous written decision of the court that decides one or more requests for relief in the case and that:

(a) Is not a judgment;

(b) Is consistent with the terms of the general judgment and any limited judgments in the case; and

(c) Reflects an express determination by the court that the decision be conclusive as to the requests for relief that are resolved.

(3) Upon entry of a general judgment, any request for relief in the action that is not decided by the general judgment or by a previous limited judgment, that has not been incorporated into the general judgment under subsection (2) of this section, or that cannot be decided by a supplemental judgment, is dismissed with prejudice unless the judgment provides that the dismissal is without prejudice.

(4) Subsection (3) of this section does not affect the right of any party to assign error on appeal to any decision of a court made by order during an action.

(5) Subsection (3) of this section does not apply to a general judgment of dismissal. Except as otherwise provided by law, by the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure or by the terms of the judgment, a general judgment of dismissal is without prejudice as to any request for relief in the action.

(6) If a document labeled as a decree is filed with the court administrator, or a judgment document is filed with the court administrator that does not indicate whether the judgment is a limited, general or supplemental judgment, and the court administrator fails to comply with ORS 18.058 and makes an entry in the register indicating that a judgment has been filed with court administrator, the document has the effect of a general judgment entered in circuit court. [2003 c.576 §11; 2005 c.568 §17]

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