Jordan Ramis PC - Attorneys at Law Established in 1963, we are an entrepreneurial law firm serving business and government throughout the Pacific Northwest. Articles written by attorneys at Jordan Ramis PC are featured here. Jordan Ramis PC en-us Sat, 25 Jan 2020 22:36:30 -0700 Sat, 25 Jan 2020 22:36:30 -0700 Washington Supreme Court: Individual Legislators Subject To Public Records Law Under the Public Records Act, individual legislators are “agencies” for the purposes of public records disclosure requirements, but institutional legislative bodies (e.g., senate, house) are not. Building a Case for Damages Claims under RCW 64.04.020 Washington Supreme Court Clarifies Standard of Review for Damages Claims under RCW 64.040.020 False Advertising, Unfair Competition, and New CBD Regulatory Hurdles for Hemp How and where will the FTC and FDA will be setting boundaries for the CBD market? Provisions to Address PFAS Contamination Included in FY20 NDAA The federal government’s latest attempt at addressing public health concerns over per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) has taken the form of a Senate amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Introduction to Intellectual Property At Jordan Ramis we practice both intellectual property and business law because these two areas are very much intertwined. After all, your intellectual property is one of your most valuable business assets. Land Use and Property 101: Restrictive Covenants In the context of property and land use, a restrictive covenant is a promise of the respective landowner to not do something on the property. Leadership Corner: Time Management Each of us is faced with determining the best way to manage our time.  Achieving effective time management is challenging because time is our most constrained resource, and we have built a culture where being busy–indeed, being overscheduled–is viewed as a mark of distinction, as evidence of our importance, and generally as a desirable state of affairs. Division III Clarifies Interpretation of Restrictive Covenants in Subdivisions In Coyne et al. v. Grigg Family et al., lot owners within a subdivision in Richland, Washington, sued other lot owners, including the City of West Richland, for violations of restrictive covenants applicable to the subdivision.  Specifically, the lot owners challenged the commercial uses of lots within the subdivision. EPA Revises FOIA Regulations Without Notice and Comment On June 26, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published a final rule updating its Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) regulations, without the standard notice and public comment period. The rule is effective on July 26, 2019.