Is Contractor Registration Required on Washington Public Works Projects?

  Washington law is clear as to who may assert a private works lien claim, which is contained in RCW 60.04.021: “…any person furnishing labor, professional services, materials, or equipment for the improvement of real property shall have a lien upon the improvement for the contract price of labor, professional services, materials, or equipment furnished…

Is the lessee a required party when sending a preliminary notice?

By Rebecca Bowers and Ted Levy The three most fundamental questions surrounding the mailing of a preliminary notice (ada Notice to Owner, Notice of Furnishing, Notice to Contractor, Right to Lien) are:  A) Who must receive the notice? B) when must it be mailed?  C) What are the required contents of the notice?  For this…

Trilogy homeowners file mass action against Shea Homes claiming unfair and deceptive acts

Plaintiffs in this lawsuit filed by Levy – von Beck and Hagens Berman allege that developer Shea Homes intentionally omitted nearly all industry-standard methods for building homes to withstand our wet weather. And, even after its first homes suffered from various forms of water intrusion due to the substandard construction, Shea refused to tell its customers of the problems and continued building new homes with the same defects.

Class Action Law Suit

Federal Judge Denies Shea Homes’ Motion to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit

On December 4, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo Martinez issued a 17-page order denying defendant Shea Homes, Inc.’s motion to dismiss the class action lawsuit filed against the builder, Blough v. Shea Homes, Inc., (U.S. Dist. Court, Western District of Washington, cause number 2:12-cv-01493-RSM.)  Here is a link to Judge Martinez’s Order Denying Shea…