Enforcement of carrier’s lien.

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(2) Before any sale pursuant to this section any person claiming a right in the goods may pay the amount necessary to satisfy the lien and the reasonable expenses incurred in complying with this section. In that event, the goods may not be sold but must be retained by the carrier subject to the terms of the bill of lading and this chapter.

(3) A carrier may buy at any public sale pursuant to this section.

(4) A purchaser in good faith of goods sold to enforce a carrier’s lien takes the goods free of any rights of persons against which the lien was valid, despite the carrier’s noncompliance with this section.

(5) A carrier may satisfy its lien from the proceeds of any sale pursuant to this section but shall hold the balance, if any, for delivery on demand to any person to which the carrier would have been bound to deliver the goods.

(6) The rights provided by this section are in addition to all other rights allowed by law to a creditor against a debtor.

(7) A carrier’s lien may be enforced pursuant to either subsection (1) of this section or the procedure set forth in ORS 77.2100 (2).

(8) A carrier is liable for damages caused by failure to comply with the requirements for sale under this section and in case of willful violation is liable for conversion. [1961 c.726 §77.3080; 2009 c.181 §71]

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