Hirst Decision
Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by
In a decision filed October 6, 2016 (no. 91475-3), the Washington Supreme Court held that local governments planning under the GMA cannot rely on Department of Ecology standards regarding exempted ...
Mere Docketing Alone Does Not Constitute Consideration by the Governing Body
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 by
When the Growth Management Hearings Board (“GMHB”) rejected a challenge brought against City of West Richland, the challenger, Citizens for Smart Growth, appealed. The Court of Appeals ...
Is Using Others' Photos Copyright Infringement?
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 by David H. Bowser
In this digital age, we all feel pressured to have a web page and to put out content on social media (just like I’m doing now). While embracing new technology is sound business practice, we m...
Oregon Supreme Court Affirms Shorter Statute of Ultimate Repose for Spec Homes
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2016 by
On February 19, 2016, the Oregon Supreme Court clarified which of two statutes of ultimate repose apply when a home is built on spec (i.e., “a house built without preexisting construction con...
Termination for Convenience in Oregon
Posted on Friday, February 26, 2016 by Brent Carpenter
There are often two options in a contract or subcontract for an owner to terminate a general contractor or for a general contractor to terminate a subcontractor:  termination for default or te...
WOTUS Part 7: Far from Over
Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 by
It has been some time since we have had reason to comment on the status of the numerous state challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ c...
Vested Rights Extend to Stormwater
Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Court rules in favor of the Building Industry Association of Clark County concerning stormwater regulations