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Most Construction Is Non-essential, According to Governor Inslee's Latest Guidance
On Wednesday night, Governor Inslee issued specific guidance regarding construction projects in Washington. The guidance states that “commercial and residential construction is not authorized under the Proclamation because construction is not conside...
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CARES Act Provides Relief for Federally Backed Property Loans and Renters
On March 25, 2020, the Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) to address the COVID-19 emergency. Although the CARES Act is still subject to final approval by the House of Representatives and being signed by...
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COVID-19 and the Oregon Land Use Process
As with most things, COVID-19 has disrupted the land use permitting process in Oregon, causing questions and sometimes chaos for applicants and local governments who are in the middle of such processes. At this time, most local government offices in...
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Washington's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" Proclamation Lacks Guidance On Construction Projects
Yesterday at 5:30 pm, Governor Inslee issued his “Stay at Home, Stay Healthy” proclamation. The proclamation (much of which takes effect immediately, but which goes into full effect at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, March 25) requires generally that: Every W...
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COVID-19: Delays and Force Majeure in Construction Contracts
COVID-19 now controls our day-to-day, but it may not control our existing contracts. To know the extent of its reach on construction projects, it’s important to touch on how delay is handled under contract law and specifically the role of force majeu...
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Five Things To Do Now to Protect Your Business Interruption Insurance Claim
Businesses are hurting due to COVID-19 slow-downs and closures. Here is my top-five list of things to do to protect your right to collect on your business interruption (a/k/a business income) insurance: 5. Don't Believe the Propaganda. The insurance...
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