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Panel Split on Washington Court of Appeals Ruling Reflects Differing Approaches to Addressing Racially-Restrictive Covenants in Property Records

USA - March 2 2021 Although covenants restricting the sale of property to whites only have been illegal since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1948 and federal and state…

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s Executive Order to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Survives First Legal Challenge

USA - December 18 2020 An Oregon state court has dismissed an industry challenge to Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s climate action Executive Order, EO 20-04, which set…

Exide Bankruptcy Highlights Limitations on Environmental Exception for Abandonment

USA - November 6 2020 It’s often hard to tell whether the conflict between environmental cleanup laws and bankruptcy statutes is a bug or a feature. The two seem…

Washington State Agencies Solicit Public Comment on Draft PFAS Chemical Action Plan and Issue Proposed PFAS Drinking Water Action Levels

USA - October 8 2020 Washington State is moving closer towards adopting standards for the group of compounds known as forever chemicals — per- and poly-fluoroalkyl…

Washington Supreme Court Rules Lessee Seeking Equitable Grace Period to Exercise Option to Purchase Must Have Made Valuable Permanent Improvements

USA - September 22 2020 Missing a deadline to exercise an option in a lease, even if inadvertent, usually means the option is lost unless a court steps in to override the…