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Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: Should Developers Dissolve Their LLCs After Completing a Project? (Part 2)
Jun 26, 2009
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The question whether real estate developers should dissolve their limited liability companies ("LLCs") that they typically create for development projects has been a hot topic for the past several years in Washington. As we reported in the November 2...
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Washington State's New Military Family Leave Act ("MFLA")
Mar 20, 2008
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On March 19, 2008, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire signed into law the Military Family Leave Act ("MFLA"). This new state law provides unpaid leave for spouses of military personnel who are notified of active deployment, or who are notified of...
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Washington State Supreme Court Rules that Drive Time in Company Vehicles is Compensable Under Minimum Wage Act
Nov 26, 2007
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In Stevens v. Brink's Home Security, the Washington State Supreme Court held that Brink's violated state wage and hour laws by failing to pay technicians for time spent driving Company trucks from their homes to the first jobsite and back home from t...
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What is a Condo Hotel, Why Does it Work, and Why is it Challenging?
May 24, 2007
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Condo hotels, the industry's hot new segment, have been given prominent billing at virtually every hotel conference in the past three years. The writing on the subject, however, can seem dense and confusing to the uninitiated. This article provides a...
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Think Twice Before Reusing Those Plans: The Lessons To Be Learned From LGS Architects, Inc. v. Concordia Homes
Apr 24, 2006
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Most people know that software, movies, and music are protected against unauthorized copying by U.S. copyright laws. But since at least 1990, constructing habitable buildings from architectural plans is also considered to be "copying" the plans, and...
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PLI 2006: Using Prejudgment Remedies to Preserve Nonresident’s United States Assets During Foreign Litigation
Mar 29, 2006
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I. introduction: Prejudgment remedies A. Prejudgment remedies may be used to secure a nonresident defendant's assets in the United States to allow for enforcement of a judgment which may be later obtained in pending litigation not only in forum liti...
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