Oregon Statutes - Chapter 65 - Nonprofit Corporations - Section 65.781 - Court-ordered inspection; attorney fees.

(1) If a corporation does not allow a member who complies with ORS 65.774 (1) to inspect and copy any records required by ORS 65.774 (1) to be available for inspection, the circuit court in the county where the corporationís principal office, or, if none in this state, its registered office, is located may summarily order inspection and copying of the records demanded at the corporationís expense upon application of the member.

(2) If a corporation does not within a reasonable time allow a member to inspect and copy any other record, the member who complies with ORS 65.774 (2) and (3) may apply to the circuit court in the county where the corporationís principal office, or, if none in this state, its registered office, is located for an order to permit inspection and copying of the records demanded.

(3) The court may award reasonable attorney fees to the prevailing party in an action under this section.

(4) If the court orders inspection and copying of the records demanded, it may impose reasonable restrictions on the use or distribution of the records by the demanding member.

(5) No order shall be issued under this section without notice to the corporation at least five days in advance of the time specified for the hearing unless a different period is fixed by the court. The memberís request shall be set for hearing at the earliest possible time and shall take precedence over all matters, except matters of the same character and hearings on preliminary injunctions under ORCP 79 B(3). [1989 c.1010 §167; 1995 c.618 §42]

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