Young v. State, 246 OrApp 115 (2011)

Holding:   To allow recovery of interest on an award of post-judgment interest would allow collection of “compounding,” as opposed to “simple” interest, in violation of the controlling statute.

1)   “In interpreting a statute, our task is to determine the legislature’s intended meaning by examining the text of the statute in context, along with any helpful legislative history and, if necessary, other aids to construction.” at p. 119.

2)   The common understanding of the word wages is “compensation for performance of service by an employee,” and, unpaid post-judgment interest doesn’t fit within that definition. at p. 122.

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