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Washington’s New Statutory Wage Lien: Who and What Property is Impacted
To read all five installments of this wage lien series, click here. On April 16, 2021, the Washington Wage Recovery Act, SB 5355 (the “Act”) was signed into law. The Act has significant implications for employees, employers, and secured lenders. In...
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Washington Creates New Statutory Lien for Employee Wage Claims
To read all five installments of this wage lien series, click here. On April 16, 2021, the Washington Wage Recovery Act, SB 5355 (the “Act”) was signed into law. The Act creates a new statutory lien for employees’ unpaid wage claims against their em...
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Governor Brown Signs HB 2009 into Law
On June 1, 2021, Governor Brown signed Oregon’s newest foreclosure moratorium bill (HB 2009) into law. As detailed in our prior write-up, HB 2009 imposes a moratorium on foreclosures in Oregon for loans secured by real property “upon which is situate...
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Ninth Circuit Affirms That “Cascading Scandals” and a General Stock-Price Decline are Insufficient to Establish Loss Causation under California Securities Law
On May 19, 2021, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a putative securities fraud class action against Uber Technologies, Inc. and its co-founder and former CEO, Travis Kalanick, holding that, under California law, investors cannot simply alle...
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HB 2009 Moves to Senate Floor
Earlier this afternoon, the Oregon Senate Committee on Housing and Development voted 3-2 to advance House Bill 2009 (HB 2009) out of Committee and to the Senate floor for a final vote on the Bill. Prior to advancing HB 2009, the Committee adopted an...
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HB 2009 Moves to Floor Vote
On March 24, 2021, the Oregon House Committee on Banking and Labor voted to advance House Bill 2009 (HB 2009) to a floor vote. As detailed in our prior write-up of the Bill, HB 2009 would extend Oregon’s foreclosure moratorium for certain loans throu...
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