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Portland, Oregon 97205, United States
Phone: (503) 224-3380
Fax: (503) 220-2480
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

The Washington Supreme Court Addresses Meal Break Claims

The Washington Supreme Court case Brady v. Autozone recently addressed the standards that apply when a non-exempt employee alleges that an employer did not provide meal breaks. In short: it is now clear that if a lawsuit is…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

How Due Process Will Wither and Die under California’s New Air Contaminant Law: AB 1132 Authorizes Air Districts to Shut Down Facilities Without a Hearing

Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1132 (“AB 1132”) into law on August 7, 2017. The bill, authored by Democratic Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, adds Section 42451.5 to the Health and Safety Code which authorizes air…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law

Debtor May Be Entitled to Credit for “Reasonable Value” of Property Purchased by Lender at Mortgage Foreclosure Sale

In Idaho, it has long been understood that a secured creditor that has foreclosed a mortgage may be able to also get a judgment against the debtor for the remainder of the debt, if the proceeds of the foreclosure sale are not…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Sage-Grouse: Short Flight for Pending 10 Million-Acre Withdrawal from General Mining Law?

Secretary of the Interior Zinke has directed that the Bureau of Land Management immediately begin implementing the recommendations in his Sage-Grouse Review Team’s report, which was was released today, concerning the 2015…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

California Extends Cap-and-Trade Through 2030

On July 25, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation extending the state’s cap-and-trade program through 2030. The signing ceremony for Assembly Bill (AB) 398 included former California Governor Arnold…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Idaho Real Estate & Development Law Update: In Idaho, an Easement Owner Has the Duty to Maintain the Easement, Even if the Underlying Landowner Uses It Too

A recent case in the Idaho Supreme Court serves as a good reminder that Idaho takes a somewhat unique approach to allocating responsibility for easement maintenance. In Fletcher v. Lone Mountain Road Association, Docket No…more
 /  Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

MN PUC Establishes New Environmental Costs for Use in All Proceedings

Today, the MN PUC concluded a nearly four-year effort on updating environmental costs established under section 216B.2422 subd. 3 of the Minnesota Statutes. Before getting to the decision, a bit of context…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Legislative Update: Oil & Gas Related Bills Introduced in the 2017-2018 Legislative Session

Stoel Rives’ Oil & Gas Team has been monitoring bills introduced by California legislators since the beginning of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. Below are the latest updates on a list of bills, summarized pursuant to the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Federal Bill Proposes Streamlined Pipeline Permitting, Vesting Authority in FERC

On July 19, 2017, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that grants the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) increased autonomy over pipeline approvals. The bill, Promoting Interagency…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities

California Court of Appeal Puts a Small Crack in the Glass Door

An employer who unfairly and inaccurately is slammed by a former employee (or maybe even a current employee!) on a job-posting or employer-rating website will often look to its lawyer for help. Surely the law protects against…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law

Another Court Upholds a State Generation Program and Dismisses Challenges to Illinois’ Nuclear Subsidies

On July 14, 2017, and several weeks after the Second Circuit rejected challenges to Connecticut’s renewable energy procurement process and renewable energy credit program (see Allco Fin. Ltd. v. Robert J. Klee (Docket Nos…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Taxation

U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds MSHA’s Right to Obtain Personnel Records from Mine Operators

On July 18, in Hopkins County Coal, LLC v. Perez, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion upholding two citations and an order issued to a mine operator, Hopkins County Coal, for its refusal to turn…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Labor & Employment Law

Washington State Imposes New Reporting Requirements for Out-Of-State Sellers Not Collecting Sales Tax

As part of Washington State’s efforts to collect more sales tax on out-of-state companies’ sales to Washington customers, the Legislature recently enacted H.B. 2163. The bill, signed by the Governor on July 7, imposes notice and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Taxation

Reconsidering Helium Production on Federal Lands Amid Privatization of Federal Helium Reserve

On Wednesday the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will auction helium stored in its Cliffside Field underground storage facility in west Texas (aka the Federal Helium Reserve). This annual auction under the Helium Stewardship…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Oregon's New Vehicle and Bike Taxes

Famously opposed to a “sales” tax (except on marijuana), Oregon will soon add a half-percent “privilege” tax on new car dealers to its growing list of excise taxes, including car rentals and transient lodging, not to mention…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation, Transportation
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