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Construction Defect Claims and the Right to Repair

    Suzanne Pierce In Washington, a homeowner may bring a construction defect action against a construction professional. But there is a 45-day “holding period” before such a claim may be filed. The purpose of this holding period is, among other things, to give construction professionals an opportunity…

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Injury “Arising Out of” Use of an Uninsured/Underinsured Vehicle

Mark Tyson In both Washington and Oregon, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage must be offered in auto insurance policies. Such coverage must include damages that “arise out of” the ownership, maintenance, or use of the underinsured/uninsured vehicle. In a routine car accident involving an underinsured/uninsured vehicle, damages will…

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Oregon Super Lawyers® 2016 Edition

We are honored that three of our shareholders are again included as Oregon Super Lawyers for 2016: Bill Davis for Professional Liability Defense; Bill Earle for Insurance Coverage; and Paul Xóchihua for Professional Liability Defense. Also included this year is shareholder Elizabeth Lampson for Civil…

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Arbitrator awards less than firm’s client’s pre-lawsuit offer

A property owner sued the firm’s property management company client, contending it breached the management contract in several regards for which it should be disgorged of all earned management fees, pay money damages, and contended the manager’s action constituted Elder Abuse justifying the awarding of trebled damages, pre-judgment interest, attorney…

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