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If the Other Side Breaches the Contract, Can You Too?

2021-08-27T16:50:44-07:00

When is a party legally excused from performing its promises because the other party breached the contract first?

If the Other Side Breaches the Contract, Can You Too?2021-08-27T16:50:44-07:00

Liability Waivers Need to Be Obvious

2021-07-29T17:17:20-07:00

In Washington, preinjury contractual releases and waivers of liability are permitted. Whether or not they are actually enforceable depends on several factors, one of which is the conspicuousness of the contract language.

Liability Waivers Need to Be Obvious2021-07-29T17:17:20-07:00

What Small Businesses Need to Know About Forum Selection Clauses

2021-06-30T19:49:33-07:00

In their contracts, businesses can preselect certain states, counties, or courts to host a future lawsuit between the parties. Doing so has its pros, and occasional cons.

What Small Businesses Need to Know About Forum Selection Clauses2021-06-30T19:49:33-07:00

Termination and Cancellation Provisions in Service Contracts

2021-05-28T08:40:29-07:00

To minimize risk and set expectations, businesses can plan for the conclusion of services by using termination and cancellation clauses in contracts. 

Termination and Cancellation Provisions in Service Contracts2021-05-28T08:40:29-07:00

What Kind of Dispute Did We Agree to Arbitrate?

2021-04-28T12:39:39-07:00

If you're considering adding an arbitration requirement to a contract, you can choose which types of disputes to leave in court and which types of disputes to ship off to private arbitration.

What Kind of Dispute Did We Agree to Arbitrate?2021-04-28T12:39:39-07:00

Conditions Precedent in Contracts

2021-05-05T13:20:27-07:00

With a condition precedent, if a condition in a contract is not met, then the promise related to the condition does not have to be fulfilled.

Conditions Precedent in Contracts2021-05-05T13:20:27-07:00

Non-Compete Agreements: Expiration Date and Appellate Fate

2020-08-28T17:29:56-07:00

Time flies, but lawsuits move slowly, so it's entirely possible that parties may be involved in court litigation when the restrictive time frame in a non-compete agreement expires. Why is that important?

Non-Compete Agreements: Expiration Date and Appellate Fate2020-08-28T17:29:56-07:00

Force Majeure – A Force To Reckon With

2020-04-30T18:10:22-07:00

Excusing Contractual Performance Because of Uncontrollable Circumstances By Stacia Hofmann, Small Business Attorney & Certified ...More

Force Majeure – A Force To Reckon With2020-04-30T18:10:22-07:00

The 12 Jury Trials of Washington

2019-12-19T15:16:47-08:00

It is December, and as there are "12 days of Christmas" and 12 jurors on a jury, I thought I'd use the coincidence to highlight 12 instances of allegations of juror misconduct in real-life civil trial deliberations.

The 12 Jury Trials of Washington2019-12-19T15:16:47-08:00