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Oregon & Washington Construction Impacted by Governors’ New Orders
2020 has been the year of continuous changes in the construction industry brought about by the COVID-19 virus and its regulatory impact. Our construction team continues to monitor and provide timely counsel on meeting those challenges, whether on the...
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Will a New Restriction on the Size of Homes Qualify for Measure 49 Relief? The Oregon Court of Appeals Says No.
On December 30, 2020, the Oregon Court of Appeals released its first decision interpreting statutory provisions governing prospective Measure 49 claims. The question in Moore v. City of Eugene, 308 Or App 318 (2020) is whether a residential dwelling...
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Oregon’s Third Special Session of 2020 Recap: Landlord Assistance and Residential Eviction Moratorium, School Liability Limitations, and Cocktails To-Go
The Oregon Legislature closed out 2020 with its third special session of the year, passing four bills aimed to provide relief to Oregonians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires. The contents of those bills are summarized below. HB 4401: R...
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Oregon’s Home Solicitation Sales Act: The Perils for Residential Contractors
The Oregon Home Solicitation Sales Act (OHSSA), ORS §§ 83.710-83.750, provides customers with a three-day right to cancel while imposing stringent disclosure requirements on sellers in connection with home solicitation sales, including certain in-per...
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Amy Robinson Speaks at AGC of Washington Webinar
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn partner Amy Robinson was the guest presenter at AGC of Washington’s Monthly Safety Forum on Thursday, February 4, 2021. Amy spoke on a number of topics surrounding legal issues related to COVID-19, including potential workpl...
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Commercial Landlords & Tenants: Amendment Provides Opportunities to Negotiate Deferred Payment Arrangements
Recent legislation has expanded opportunities for commercial landlords and tenants to negotiate deals to defer certain rent payments during the COVID-19 pandemic with less fear of later losing the arrearage payments as preferences if the tenant files...
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