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Opportunity to Advocate for Land Use Changes in Clark County Begins Now
Comprehensive Plans must be compelling, realistic, and specific. They should embody discipline and imagination. Importantly, they must resolve the tension between property owners seeking a permit and property owners wanting to have a say in what happ...
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Construction Webinar Series: The Dos and Don'ts of Public Contracting in 2023—Procurement Processes
Public contracting presents a unique set of hurdles and risks that do not typically arise in the private contracting setting. In this complimentary webinar, our experienced construction and public law attorneys will discuss how local and state (Ore...
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One-Year Limitation on Claims in Washington Are Unenforceable
Today the Supreme Court of Washington issued a decision finding a contractual one-year limitation period in a construction contract unconscionable. The decision—Tadychs v. Noble Ridge—arose from the construction of a custom house. The contractor, Nob...
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Preparing for Summer: Oregon OSHA and Washington L&I Adopt New Excessive Heat and Wildfire Smoke Rules
The Pacific Northwest experienced record high heat temperatures and poor air quality due to wildfires the past few summers. Last year, Oregon OSHA adopted temporary emergency rules following a historic heat wave to protect workers from high heat and...
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Owner’s Design Defects Can Excuse Contractor’s Own Defective Performance
Generally, the implied warranty of the adequacy of the plans and specifications, also known as the Spearin Doctrine, allocates risk to the owner for any defect in the design of the project. This influential federal decision has been applied by stat...
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What the Infrastructure Bill Means for Transportation, Construction, and Real Estate in the Northwest
The much anticipated trillion-dollar federal infrastructure bill has now been signed by President Biden. Under the bill, Washington and Oregon are projected to receive billions in funds: Washington: $228 million for Seattle-Tacoma International Air...
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