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Construction Webinar Series: The Dos and Don'ts of Public Contracting in 2023—Procurement Processes
Public contracting presents a unique set of hurdles and risks that do not typically arise in the private contracting setting. In this complimentary webinar, our experienced construction and public law attorneys will discuss how local and state (Ore...
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Recession Planning: Prepare Ahead if Contract Terminated for Convenience
With a recession casting a dark shadow on the new year and news of various projects being put on hold, it is a good time to revisit the checklists on what to do if your contract is terminated for convenience. The federal government has long had at it...
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NLRB Proposes New Rules to Promote Union Organizing
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continues its efforts to rescind anti-union rules adopted by the Trump-era Board. In proposed rules published on November 4, 2022, the Biden-Board seeks to undo rules adopted in 2020 and return to the pre-202...
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One-Year Limitation on Claims in Washington Are Unenforceable
Today the Supreme Court of Washington issued a decision finding a contractual one-year limitation period in a construction contract unconscionable. The decision—Tadychs v. Noble Ridge—arose from the construction of a custom house. The contractor, Nob...
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Having Authority—and Being Responsible—for Another in Construction
Some folks just don’t get it—especially doctors. Classic case: healthcare construction. A doctor happens by the new medical office building you’re constructing for a hospital system to see the new clinic space and immediately starts telling a trade f...
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Seattle Tunnel Partners’ Bertha Case Sinks as Appeal Hits Dead End
In 2011, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) agreed to pay Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) $1.35 billion to construct a new tunnel under Seattle under a design-build contract. The project came to an abrupt halt when Bertha, the tu...
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