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Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t: Supreme Court Expands Jobsite Liability for General Contractors
On November 21, the Washington State Supreme Court held that general contractors may be on the hook for the injuries of the workers on their jobsites (Vargas v. Inland Washington, LLC). And not just on the hook to provide a safe jobsite for all, but...
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Event Recap: October Construction Breakfast Roundtable on Delegated Design
The Construction Team hosted back-to-back Breakfast Roundtables in Portland and Seattle earlier this month. Attendees included contractors, suppliers, design professionals, in-house counsel, and others from across the construction industry. The...
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Breakfast Roundtable: A 360° Discussion on Delegated Design
Please join us for a roundtable discussion on the risks and benefits of delegated design. Delegating design has been the industry standard for fire-suppression and elevator trades and is common for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing work. Deleg...
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2020 Brings Change to Oregon’s Public Contracting Code
Changes are coming to Oregon’s public contracting code in the form of HB 2769, passed during the Oregon Legislature’s 2019 session. As those familiar with Oregon’s public contacting rules know, under ORS 279C.110, contracting agenc...
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Bid Protest Time Extension
Washington contractors now have more time to file a bid protest on a public works project. Under prior law, an aggrieved contractor had to submit their bid protest within two days after the bid opening. RCW 39.04.105. For many contractors, they often...
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Supreme Court Gives Government Contractors Greater Protection for Their Confidential Information
As we’ve discussed on our IP Law Trends blog, there is significant tension between government’s duty to give the public access to its records, and the desire of those who deal with the government to keep some of their information confidential. Yester...
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