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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 agencies are required t...
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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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The U.S. Supreme Court Rids Constitutional Takings Claims of the “San Remo Preclusion Trap”
On June 21, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court released Knick v. Township of Scott, in which the Court overruled a 1985 decision holding that a property owner’s claim against a local government under the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment was not ripe u...
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Responding to a Crisis: How Human Resources Can Make Things Better, Not Worse
Cody Elliott and Mike Porter, two Miller Nash partners, were published in Constructor Magazine, a publication of Associated General Contractors. The link to the full story is available below. Just as unforeseen site conditions can test a contractor’s...
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