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1420 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 4200
P.O. Box 91302
Seattle, WA 98111-1302, United States
Phone: 800.426.5801
Fax: 206.223.7107
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  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
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  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
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  • Health
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  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Insurance
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  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
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  • Washington
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100+ Attorneys

Washington Supreme Court Upholds Rule That Property Owner and General Contractor Are Not Indispensable Parties in a Lien Foreclosure Action Against the Surety of the Lien Release Bond

On January 18, 2018, the Washington Supreme Court has clarified any misunderstanding about the necessary parties in a mechanic’s lien foreclosure action when a lien release bond has been posted. In Inland Empire Dry Wall Supply…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Construction Law

No Jurisdiction in Aviation Dispute Based on Online Manuals and Services Program

In the modern economy, courts must grapple increasingly with questions about whether an out-of-state company’s online presence and programs subject it to potential jurisdiction in states throughout the country. This risk is…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Are Forum Selection Clauses in ERISA Plan Documents Enforceable?

On January 17, 2018, the United States Supreme Court allowed a Seventh Circuit decision to remain in effect that determined that a forum choice provision in an ERISA plan is enforceable, despite ERISA’s statement that suits “may…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

‘Don’t Panic’: Members of the Public Have Opportunity to Address Seattle Hotel Worker Rules

The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) has begun its rulemaking process for the Seattle Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative, also known as Initiative 124. This Ordinance, in effect since December 2016, is primarily…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

FinCEN Retaining Bank Secrecy Act Marijuana Guidance — At Least for Now

As we reported last week, U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum on January 4 rescinding the seminal cannabis “Cole Memo” and other DOJ guidance involving cannabis. This has raised continuing issues and confusion for…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

Up in Smoke: Saying Goodbye to the Cole Memo

In what could hardly be characterized as a surprise, on January 4, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum (the “Sessions Memo”) that rescinds the seminal cannabis “Cole Memo” of August 29, 2013 and other…more
 /  Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking

Proposed Marijuana Farm Raises Scope of Oregon’s Right-to-Farm Law

A case in Yamhill County Circuit Court in McMinnville, Oregon pits two farms — a vineyard and a potential commercial marijuana grower — against each other, implicating the scope of Oregon’s Right to Farm law. At issue in Mahesh…more
 /  Agriculture

The Early Effects of Bristol-Myers Squibb on Aviation Product Liability Actions

Transportation Legal Update - As practitioners know, courts may exercise personal jurisdiction where the defendant is essentially “at home” in the jurisdiction (general jurisdiction), or where the suit arises out of or…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Highlights of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for Aircraft Owners

Transportation Legal Update - On December 20, the Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”), a $1.5 trillion tax package that cuts individual income tax rates for eight years and reduces top corporate tax rate…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation, Transportation

Washington Supreme Court Upholds Investigation Costs as a Remedial Action Under the Model Toxics Control Act But Restricts Recovery of Cleanup Costs

Construction and Environmental Legal Update - The Washington Supreme Court has affirmed in a unanimous ruling that the costs to test soil for hazardous substances qualify as a “remedial action” under the Washington Model…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Ring in the New Year With New Changes to Seattle’s Sick and Safe Time Law

Changes to Sick and Safe Time Law Passed by City Council: The Seattle City Council has passed amendments to Seattle’s Sick and Safe Time Ordinance. As we previewed in another recent Legal Update, these amendments are…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

‘Scandals spawn hashtags and disasters breed domain names’. EQUIFAX DOMAINS…PART TWO

A few weeks ago, we reported that Equifax was successful in wresting over 125 domain names from squatters who were hoping to cash in on the publicity behind the Equifax security breach. For those that have been in a sensory…more
 /  Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

ERISA: How Missing an Appeal Decision Deadline Can Change Policy Terms

It’s that time of year again… when you may see ERISA plans amending policies or plans— during the time employees are receiving benefits. Employers have the right to amend long term disability plans at any time, and to apply…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

ERISA: Successfully Opposing Motions to Supplement the Record with Social Security Disability Determinations– the Advantage to De Novo Review

You already know that in ERISA life, health and disability claim determinations, “‘[i]n most cases…the district court should only look at the evidence that was before the plan administrator at the time of the determination.’” …more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Seattle: Five Quick Things Employers Need to Complete to Get Ready for 2018

Employment Legal Update - Seattle employers need to know about changes and proposed changes to Seattle law. Seattle Automatic Minimum Wage Increases. Effective January 1, 2018, the Seattle minimum wage will be adjusted for…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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