Articles

New Case Raises Issues Regarding Incorporation of Owner Contract Terms Into Subcontracts

In the recent unpublished Washington Court of Appeals decision, Edifice Construction Company, Inc. v. Arrow Insulation, Inc., No. 79407-8-1, 2020 WL 812129 (Wash.Ct.App. Feb. 18, …

read more »

Washington Employers Beware: Workers in Same Line of Business Are Employees, Says California Supreme Court

Written by Chris Ferrell, Attorney The California Supreme Court’s April 2018 opinion in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court (“Dynamex”) essentially reclassified thousands of …

read more »

Washington Supreme Court Clarifies Gray Area Of Construction Lien Statute

Last week, the Washington Supreme Court issued an important decision that provides some clarity to contractors faced with foreclosing a lien against a release of …

read more »

The Supreme Court Of Washington (Finally) Speaks On The Insurance Fair Conduct Act

In February the Supreme Court of Washington handed down its first major decision on the Insurance Fair Conduct Act (“IFCA”): Perez-Crisantos v. State Farm. The …

read more »

Just Who Do You Have to Sue to Get Paid When Foreclosing Against a Lien Release Bond?

Division III of the Washington Court of Appeals recently clarified a significant gray area in the construction lien statute in Inland Empire Dry Wall Supply …

read more »

Narrow Exception to Mike M. Johnson Confirmed By Division III Court Of Appeals

Recently, Division III of the Washington State Court of Appeals attempted to provide guidance to Washington trial courts and the construction industry on the interplay …

read more »

So You Thought You Were Covered: The Effect of I-502 on Insurance In Washington

When you think of the legalizing of marijuana and Initiative 502, do you think of insurance? Probably not, but maybe you should. Here’s the issue: …

read more »

Washington Supreme Court Sides with Employers over Their Workers’ Comp Immunity

Last week the Washington Supreme Court held in favor of employer immunity under Washington’s workers’ compensation program in a case closely watched by Washington’s construction …

read more »

New SEC Rules Allow General Solicitation and General Advertising in Private Offerings Under Rule 506

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, July 10, issued final rules lifting the longstanding prohibition of general solicitation and general advertising in private offerings …

read more »

Sick Leave, Pot Laws Leave Employers Feeling Queasy

read more »