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Law Number

ORS 30.892(1)

Summary Title

Liability: Donor of Merchandise


An individual, who, in good faith, donates general merchandise or household items to a charity or nonprofit organization will not be held legally responsible for the condition of the items donated. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Liability of donors and distributors of general merchandise and household items

Full Text

(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the good-faith donor of any general merchandise or household item, apparently fit for use to a bona fide charitable or nonprofit organization for distribution without charge or on a fee scale reflecting ability to pay, or only requiring a shared maintenance contribution, shall not be subject to criminal penalty or civil damages arising from the condition of the general merchandise or household item, unless an injury is caused by the gross negligence, recklessness or intentional conduct of the donor.