Oregon Statutes - Chapter 20 - Attorney Fees; Costs and Disbursements - Section 20.160 - Liability of attorney of nonresident or foreign corporation plaintiff; security for costs.

The attorney of a plaintiff who resides out of the state or is a foreign corporation, against whom costs are adjudged in favor of a defendant, is liable to the defendant therefor. If the attorney neglects to pay the same, upon the information of the defendant the attorney shall be punished as for a contempt. The attorney may relieve or discharge the attorney from such liability by filing, at the commencement of the action or suit, or at any time thereafter before judgment, an undertaking executed by one or more sufficient sureties, or an irrevocable letter of credit issued by an insured institution, as defined in ORS 706.008, in either case providing for the payment to the defendant of the costs and disbursements that may be adjudged to the attorney. [Amended by 1991 c.331 §5; 1997 c.631 §367; 2003 c.576 §285; 2005 c.22 §11]

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