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Prospective Purchaser Agreements: Lessees and Subsequent Owners and Operators
Apr 09, 2024
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Having previously written about the importance of Prospective Purchaser Agreements when purchasing contaminated property in Oregon, I wanted to follow up with two additional and sometimes overlooked details: 1. Although Prospective Purchaser Agreemen...
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New Law Requires Change Orders Be Paid within 30 Days for Private Construction in Washington
Mar 25, 2024
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The Washington legislature continues its quest to bring private construction in line with the same rules as public work projects. On February 28, the Washington State Senate unanimously approved Substitute Senate Bill 6192, subsequently signed by the governor, which modifies change order prompt payment in contracts.
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Oregon Retainage Law Has Changed—for the Better!
Oregon law about retainage on public and private construction projects changed on March 7, 2024. Contractors now have a workable option to obtain full payment of progress payments, without subtraction of cash retainage. The good news: no more retaina...
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Breaking Down EPA's Latest Proposed Rules: Expanded Hazardous Waste Definitions and PFAS Listings
On February 8, 2024, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published two proposed rules under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) that will expand the regulatory definition of “hazardous waste” and add nine per- and po...
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Webinar—Navigating the Lien Process
Join us on February 28 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific for this complimentary program, hosted by our friends at Propel Insurance. The presenters will educate attendees on their rights and responsibilities when it comes to the lien process.
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Impact Fees at the Supreme Court: How Far Must Government Go to Justify the Fees on a Case-by-Case Basis?
On January 9th of this year, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in Sheetz v. El Dorado County on an important issue related to impact fees imposed on development. Under existing law, if government requires an owner to pay a fee in ex...
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