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Insurance Considerations And COVID-19

As owners, contractors and suppliers struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, they will undoubtedly ask, as they should, if the impacts are covered by insurance.  Given the types of policies (property insurance, builders risk insurance, commercial general liability,...

Paycheck Protection Program – What You Need To Know

William A. Gieri, Campbell & Bissell, PLLC How Does the CARES Act Benefit Our Business? In essence, Congress understands to drive the economy and preserve the American Dream, small businesses need to remain competitive, but simultaneously realizes that small...

Construction In A Pandemic World And State Of Emergency

Hopefully the abstract world we live in as of late will be back to normal before too long.  However, in the meantime, it is important to keep focused on successful completion of your projects.  Impacts to supply chains, directions from heads of state to practice...

Are You Using The Right Tools For The Job?

Many are familiar with the adage “when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” Construed another way to advance the theme of this article, a person with only a hammer is likely to try and fix everything using the hammer, without considering other...

New Non-Compete Law Going Into Effect On January 1, 2020.

In early 2019, the Washington legislature passed a law severely restricting the use of non-compete agreements by employers.   The new law goes into effect on January 1, 2020 however, employers should review and revise their non-compete agreements now, ensuring they...

‘To Arbitrate Or Not To Arbitrate’: That Is The Question

Arbitration of construction disputes has been around for a long time.  It was a preferred method to resolve disputes when I first started practicing law in 1994.  It was in every construction contract and subcontract. But before you continue including arbitration as...

The Not-So-Strict Strict Compliance Rule

Owners seeking to deny contractor claims on Washington construction projects often rely on the  so-called “strict compliance rule,” which they assert is a broad principal of construction law barring recovery of claims unless a party strictly complies with contractual...