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April 11, 2017

The recent Oregon Supreme Court ruling in Yeatts v. Polygon Northwest Co. emphasizes the importance of carefully drafting subcontracts to limit general contractor liability under Oregon’s Employer Liability Law. The court found, in part, that a GC that retains a right to control safety in a subcontractor agreement—even if that right is minimal— opens itself up to liability under the Employer Liability Law.

April 7, 2017

“Vapor Intrusion: Regulatory Update, Technical Issues and Legal Implications” is the focus of an EECMA conference panel to tap the expertise of environmental legal expert Tom Vandenburg. A partner at WSHB, Vandenburg has successfully handled numerous complex environmental and toxic tort matters throughout California and in the states of Washington, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado. In his nearly 25-year career, Mr. Vandenburg has served as lead attorney for many high profile clients, securing multi-million environmental and toxic tort solutions for those clients, including a major university system, numerous public entities, and many large agricultural and manufacturing companies....

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