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Claims

Court of Appeals Issues Decision Regarding Second-Tier Subcontractors and Pre-Lien Notice

Velazquez Framing, LLC (“Velazquez”) v. Cascadia Homes, Inc. (“Cascadia”) is a Court of Appeals, Division 2 case where the primary issue on appeal was whether …

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Government Contracts

Veterans Day – Thank You for Your Service

Happy Veterans Day[1] to our country’s servicemembers past and present!  ACS would like to express its deepest gratitude and respect in saying thank you to …

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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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Claims

Court of Appeals Issues Decision Regarding Second-Tier Subcontractors and Pre-Lien Notice

Velazquez Framing, LLC (“Velazquez”) v. Cascadia Homes, Inc. (“Cascadia”) is a Court of Appeals, Division 2 case where the primary issue on appeal was whether …

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Contracting

Recent Supreme Court Decision Could Have Substantial Impact on Builders

On October 27, 2022, the Washington State Supreme Court issued a decision which could have a substantial impact on the enforceability of contract clauses that …

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Learning

Coping With The New Cap And Trade Law

On May 17, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee signed a new carbon pricing bill making Washington only the second in the nation to have such an …

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Damages

Insurance Companies Score Win at Supreme Court – Mason Fletcher & Ryan Sternoff

In 2011, the Washington State Department of Transportation (“WSDOT”) contracted with Seattle Tunnel Partners, a joint venture of Dragados USA and Tutor Perini (“STP”) to …

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Government Contracts

Veterans Day – Thank You for Your Service

Happy Veterans Day[1] to our country’s servicemembers past and present!  ACS would like to express its deepest gratitude and respect in saying thank you to …

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Department of Labor & Industries

Supreme Court Holds That Prevailing Wage Statute is Constitutional

The Supreme Court recently held[1] that Senate Bill 5493 (“SSB 5493”), which alters the method for how the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries’ …

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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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