(1) In order to perfect a lien under ORS 147.285, the Department of Justice shall do all of the following:
(a) Upon receiving notice under ORS 147.283, record a notice of lien in the County Clerk Lien Record of the county in which the person against whom the claim is made or action is brought resides. If the claim or action is against a corporation, the department shall record the notice of lien in the County Clerk Lien Record of the county in which the corporation has its principal place of business. If the claim or action is against a public body, as defined in ORS 174.109, the department shall record the notice of lien in the County Clerk Lien Record of the county in which the public body has its main office.
(b) Prior to the date of the satisfaction of the judgment or final payment under a settlement or compromise, deliver a copy of the notice of lien by certified mail or personal service to all parties bound by the judgment, settlement or compromise or to an attorney or insurer that represents a party bound by the judgment, settlement or compromise. The department may send the notice by first class mail to any party, attorney or insurer that does not accept the certified mail containing the notice.
(2) Upon the recording of a notice of lien under subsection (1)(a) of this section, the recording officer shall enter the name of the injured person, the approximate date of the injury and the name of the department as a lienor in the hospital and physician lien docket under ORS 87.575 and shall make an index to the hospital and physician lien docket in the names of the injured person and the department. [2005 c.383 §5]Section: Previous 147.265 147.270 147.275 147.280 147.281 147.283 147.285 147.287 147.289 147.290 147.292 147.294 147.296 147.298 147.305 Next
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