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Right of Access to Public Roads: A Primer
A property owner’s right of access to an abutting public road is one of the more legally arcane sticks in the so-called “bundle of sticks” that constitute property rights. Known as a “common-law right of access,” the legal framework has developed via...
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Prevailing Wage Calculation Method Challenged and Determined to Be Unconstitutional
Public works contractors must pay prevailing wages as required by state law. RCW 39.12.010. Twice a year, the industrial statistician for the Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) sets the prevailing wages that are used to determine the wages for em...
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Offshore Wind Bill Signed into Law and Effective September 25, 2021
The Oregon legislature has overwhelmingly approved an offshore wind bill, HB 3375, that sets a goal for the development of up to three gigawatts of floating offshore wind by 2030. Governor Brown signed HB 3375 into law on June 23, 2021. The new law i...
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Construction Webinar: Evaluating Alternative Delivery Methods in 2021—What’s Working and Pitfalls to Avoid
Miller Nash's construction team will be giving a presentation titled “Evaluating Alternative Delivery Methods in 2021—What’s Working and Pitfalls to Avoid” as a free webinar for construction industry professionals on Tuesday, September 28. Th...
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Policyholders Beware: Two CGL Endorsements Seek to Limit Your Liability Coverage (Part 2)
This is Part 2 in our series analyzing newer endorsements to commercial general liability, aka “CGL,” policies, both of which may create serious roadblocks to coverage for Washington policyholders. In this post, we analyze a “defense costs” endorseme...
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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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