††††† Chapter 744

 

††††† 744.013

(formerly 744.255)

 

††††† See also annotations under ORS 744.255 in permanent edition.

 

COMPLETED CITATIONS: Wright v. Bateson, 5 Or App 628, 485 P2d 641 (1971), Sup Ct review denied, cert. denied, 405 US 930 (1972)

 

††††† 744.056

 

ATTY. GEN. OPINIONS

 

Under former similar statute (ORS 744.025)

 

††††† Licensing credit union as insurance agent, (1983) Vol 43, p 150

 

††††† 744.078

 

NOTES OF DECISIONS

 

Under former similar statute (ORS 744.165)

 

††††† The rule in automobile insurance cases under which knowledge of an agent is imputed to his principal in cases involving third persons injured in automobile accidents, despite possible collusion between the insured and insurance agent, is consistent with this section. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co. v. Sevier, 272 Or 278, 537 P2d 88 (1975)

 

††††† This section did not prohibit insurance agent from canceling policy on behalf of insured. Hiransomboon v. Unigard Mutual Ins. Co., 46 Or App 493, 612 P2d 306 (1980)

 

††††† When an employer is the intermediary in marketing insurance to group of persons who are invited to subscribe to or reject coverage individually under master policy, statements made to such persons relating to application for insurance are to be regarded as those of an agent for insurer if it can be said that master policy holder solicits or procures individualís application. Paulson v. Western Life Insurance Co., 292 Or 38, 636 P2d 935 (1981)

 

††††† Where agents were contract employees of insured, agents were not intermediaries in sale of insurance and therefore could not be regarded as agents of insurer. Port of Portland v. Water Quality Insurance Syndicate, 549 F Supp 233 (1982)

 

††††† Although this statute establishes agency relationship between insurers and sellers of their products, scope of agentís authority is question of fact. J-P International, LTD. v. Thompson, 115 Or App 309, 838 P2d 616 (1992), Sup Ct review denied

 

††††† 744.255

 

††††† See annotations under ORS 744.013.