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Opportunity to Advocate for Land Use Changes in Clark County Begins Now
Comprehensive Plans must be compelling, realistic, and specific. They should embody discipline and imagination. Importantly, they must resolve the tension between property owners seeking a permit and property owners wanting to have a say in what happ...
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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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