Newsroom Category: Washington

Thomas Olsen and Kaitlyn Jensen published in CLM Magazine

We are pleased to share that Partner Tom Olsen and Associate Kaitlyn Jensen have published an article in the CLM Construction Claims Magazine titled “BadaBing, Bada Building Boom: Much of today’s raging Northwest construction activity is based on essential digital instruments that can  help defense counsel if played well.” Click Here to view the article

Congratulations Zachariah Tomlin!

We are pleased to recognize that one of our Sr. Associates in our San Diego office is now licensed to practice law in the state of Washington…congrats to Zachariah Tomlin!

Pollution Exclusion: What’s the Confusion?

With the cherry trees beginning to blossom and the Mariners testing the hopeful optimism of even the most dedicated fans, it’s clear that spring has finally arrived in Washington.  However, following the Washington Supreme Court’s recent decision in Xia v. ProBuilders Specialty Insurance Company RRG, there are new and unfamiliar changes in the air.  In Xia, the Court was asked … Continue reading

The Green Trial: The Emerald City Showing Growth in Sustainable Construction

With recent data showing that the Greater Seattle real estate market continues to grow at unprecedented rates, developers are continuing to work at a feverish pace to meet consumer demand.  Admittedly, this current state of affairs is not breaking news to Seattle area residents. However, another important facet of this construction boom appears to be receiving less attention.  Specifically, the … Continue reading

Welcome Benjamin Allen!

Ben Allen joins LGP today as an associate in the Pacific Northwest office.  Ben is licensed in Washington and Oregon, and has extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts. To learn about Ben, click here

Let the Good Times Toll?

Let The Good Times Toll? House Bill 1131 Proposing Changes to Washington’s Statute of Limitations. Washington land owners attempting to recover for property damage caused by construction work adjacent to their property may soon see a significant shift in how the statute of limitations applies to their claims.  Washington’s legislature is currently considering House Bill 1131 which would overturn the … Continue reading

You Say You Want A Railvolution? Sound Transit Proposing $54 Billion Dollar Public Transportation Plan

As the cooler days and cloudier skies of fall descend on the Puget Sound, two topics have captured the attention of most area residents: Washington Huskies football and the proposed $54 billion dollar expansion of the region’s light rail and public transportation system. Proposed by Sound Transit, the regional agency which plans, builds, and operates transit systems in the Puget … Continue reading

All Homes on Deck: Washington Home Buyers Navigating Uncharted Waters

In the years following the housing bubble collapse in the early 2000’s, the national conversation was focused on “underwater mortgages” and rapidly decreasing home values.  However, the recent economic recovery and growth in Washington has produced new and previously uncharted waters for homeowners and home buyers; a critical shortage of affordable housing.  The implications of this situation were recently highlighted … Continue reading

Growing Pains: Step by Step Seattle’s Becoming a Full House

There’s an absorption problem in Seattle, and it’s not being caused by the weather.  In the real estate context, an “absorption rate” is a metric used to measure how quickly a region’s available supply of homes will be purchased.  In other words, an absorption rate indicates how many months it will take the current buyer demand to “absorb” all of … Continue reading

Potential Issues Faced by General Contractors when a Subcontractor Files for Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is governed by Federal law.  The goal is to treat similarly-situated creditors equally so that one is not treated better than another.  This is achieved either through liquidation of the debtor’s assets or by a plan of reorganization negotiated with the creditors, under which the debtor continues operating. TYPES OF BANKRUPTCY: A general contractor faced with subcontractor’s bankruptcy filing … Continue reading