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By Seth Millstein, Pillar Law PLLC ADDITIONAL INSURED WARRANTY PROVISIONS SUIT LIMITATION PROVISIONS RETENTION CHANGES AND CHANGE ORDERS DISPUTES AND REMEDIES INDEMNIFICATION Seth Millstein has been practicing construction law in Seattle since 2004. He founded Pillar Law PLLC in 2010. Seth is the Vice-Chair of WSBA’s Construction Council. Together with Kerry Lawrence, Pillar Law primarily…Read More →
By Matt McCafferty, McCafferty & Steinmark, PLLC You are a supplier or subcontractor and are owed money on a Washington construction project. In addition to compelling payment via a breach of contract claim and/or construction lien claim (and/or other viable claims), you are also considering a contractor registration bond claim pursuant to RCW 18.27.040. Good…Read More →
By Steven Hemric, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC Lien waivers are an integral part of the payment process on every construction project, often being a prerequisite to any contractor, subcontractor, or supplier being paid. Because of the prevalence of these waivers, many construction disputes hinge on whether or not a party waived its claims for…Read More →
“Please sign and return the attached lien release/waiver.” This is a routine request received by contractors and suppliers throughout the life of a construction project. Because it is so routine, and because the request is often tethered to a coming payment, you may find yourself in the dangerous habit of quickly filling out and signing…Read More →
Most contractors are aware the State of Washington requires a contractor to be licensed/registered. Additionally, some are aware RCW 18.27.080 prohibits an unlicensed contractor from bringing a lawsuit against an owner to recover a contract balance. Recently, in Dobson v. Trefan, the Washington Court of Appeals illustrated that there are very few exceptions to this…Read More →