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Construction Disputes in Oregon and Washington: Is the Best Deal the Best Deal?

We all have something that we would love to do to improve our homes.  Perhaps put on an expansion, improve the livability of the space, or make a few updates.  The task of finding a contractor to perform work at an affordable price is daunting.  It is therefore not surprising that many of my Washington or Oregon construction law dispute clients were driven into contractor disputes by one factor: cost.

Washington and Oregon Construction Dispute Update: When Do I Contact A Lawyer?

When you have water intrusion in your home in Portland or a settling problem in your Seattle house, contacting a lawyer may be way down your list.  The first thing you're probably thinking about is fixing the problem.But, if you purchased your home in the last several years or had it remodeled during that time period, you should contact a lawyer as soon as you can.  As Portland construction attorneys, we can provide you valuable advice on how to proceed that not only assists you in fixing the problem, but making sure you can pay for it. 

Civil RICO Claims - Part IV

We will bring this blog series on civil RICO claims to a close with part IV; what is "racketeering activity?"  In review, RICO stands for the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

Civil RICO Claims - Part III

We have already discussed in this blog series why businesses often pursue civil RICO claims for a variety of torts.  In part III, we will break down the second element for a civil RICO claim, establishing a pattern of behavior.  This tends to be the most important and the most difficult element to establish.  In review, RICO stands for the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

Civil RICO Claims - Part II

As we discussed in our first post in this series, business may be able to recover from a variety of torts through the civil RICO statues.   In review, RICO stands for the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

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