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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...

‘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...

2018 DOSH Stute Directive—What It Means For Contractors

On August 31, 2018, the Department of Labor & Industries, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (“DOSH”), issued an updated Directive to clarify enforcement guidelines regarding Stute citations for upper-tier contractors.  Contractors need to be aware of the...