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Matthew Hansen and Tara O'Hanlon Giving Presentation on the Oregon Condemnation Process
Matt Hansen and Tara O’Hanlon will be participating in a webinar titled “Oregon Easements, Rights-of-Way and Eminent Domain,” presented by HalfMoon Education. They will be presenting the topic “Participating in the Condemnation Process,” where they w...
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Governor Inslee Issues Vaccination Requirement for Most State Employees, Including Workers on State Construction Projects
Governor Inslee issued a new emergency proclamation on Monday, August 9, 2021 that now mandates vaccinations for workers on state projects after October 18, 2021. This vaccine mandate appears to be the trend for both public and private entities in Wa...
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Washington Supreme Court Provides First Guidance on CDC Eviction Moratorium Days Before the Emergency Measure is Set to Expire
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, scant interpretive guidance has been provided to help businesses, individuals, and attorneys to navigate the various emergency orders and moratoriums concerning evictions in Washington. On July 22, just over...
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Policyholders Beware: Two CGL Endorsements May Limit Your Liability Coverage (Part 1)
Insurers have recently added novel endorsements to commercial general liability, or CGL, policies, both of which may impact a policyholder’s coverage. We have analyzed two that may create serious roadblocks to coverage for Washington policyholders: t...
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What Is a Warranty?
Warranties are ubiquitous in construction contracts and purchase orders. They are sometimes inducements. They are sometimes negotiated. Oftentimes, however, they are boilerplate, given scant consideration until an issue arises. As a creature of contr...
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Bankruptcy Risk for Contractors Caught in the COVID Squeeze
The global pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the economy and the construction industry in particular. This includes supply chain delays and wild fluctuations in the price of building materials like lumber and steel. Just recently, Katerra f...
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