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…

Washington Supremes

Washington Supreme Court Upholds Fines Against Chicago Title Insurance Co. for Violating the State Anti-Inducement Statutes

On August 1, 2013, the Washington State Supreme Court confirmed that Chicago Title Insurance Co. (“Chicago Title”) was liable for the acts of its agent for violating the Washington State anti-inducement statutes.  These statutes limit to $25 the amount that an insurer can spend to purchase prizes, goods, wares, or merchandise in connection with any…