Portland, OR asked in Civil Litigation for Oregon

Q: Is it against the law to a record a conversation to prove one person is lying to another?

This is a roommate situation where 1 female roommate constantly manipulates everyone in the house and lies behind everyone's back. Is it illegal to record the manipulator so everyone else has a chance to hear the conversation? Conversation would never be used for court, would never be used to slander or blackmail, would not even be used as a way to cost them anything other the embarrassment of being caught in a lie. This would be in Southern Oregon

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Shawn A Kollie
Shawn A Kollie
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  • Bend, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: It is a crime to record a conversation without the other person's consent or knowledge. Do not record unless this person is advised that it is occuring.

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