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Contracting

Substantial Completion Explained: What Contractors & Owners Should Know

A project’s Substantial Completion date is a critical construction milestone for contractors and owners.  Depending on the contract, the date of Substantial Completion has project-specific …

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Construction News and Notes

The Court of Appeals Holds That Indifference to Safety Satisfies the Standard for a Willful Violation Under WISHA

In March 2022, the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division One, issued Marpac Constr., LLC v. Dep’t of Lab. & Indus., No. 82200-4-I, 2022 WL …

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Construction News and Notes

Upcoming Construction Law Webinar on Material-Cost Escalation (April 29, 2022)

The Associated General Contractors of Washington (“AGC”) is hosting a webinar entitled “Material-cost escalation: What are my options?” on April 29, 2022 at 8:30 A.M. …

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Firm News

ACS Obtains Overwhelming Jury Trial Victory for General Contractor Client

ACS is pleased to share news of our recent $19.2 million victory for a general contractor client after a lengthy virtual jury trial involving the …

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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Parties to an Agreement to Arbitrate May be Compelled to Arbitrate with Non-Parties

In a recent case decided by Division III of the Washington Court of Appeals, David Terry Investments, LLC – PRC v. Headwaters Development Group LLC,[1] …

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Construction News and Notes

Two Federal Vaccine Mandates: One Struck Down and One Upheld by the United States Supreme Court

On Thursday January 13, 2022, the United States Supreme Court made two important decisions on two separate federal vaccine mandates. The Court struck the Occupational …

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Firm News

ACS Firm Update

ACS is pleased to introduce four promoted partners, as well as newly hired attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and administrative staff.  Attorneys Lindsay Taft Watkins and …

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Travis B. Colburn joined Ahlers Cressman Sleight, PLLC in 2021. Prior to joining ACS, Travis represented insureds as appointed defense counsel with a focus on construction defect claims.  Travis’s first career was in architecture; he is a licensed architect in Washington and California and has worked on commercial and residential projects in New York, Kentucky, California, and Washington. Travis’s experience as an architect gives him a unique perspective and understanding into design- and construction-related issues.  

 
Travis volunteers at the King County Bar Association’s Neighborhood Legal Clinic, and is the current WSBA Construction Law Section new attorney liaison to its executive committee.  He enjoys spending free time with his family, running, skiing, fly-fishing, and cooking. 

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