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2.7.2013

Washington Supreme Court Expands the Ability of Parties to Define How and When Construction Defect Causes of Action May Be Brought

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In a unanimous decision, the Washington Supreme Court has approved of contractual clauses broadly defining the scope of how and when causes of action may be asserted. The case, Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facility District v. The Baseball Club of Seattle, L.P., — P.3d —, 2013 WL 363453 (Jan. 31, 2013), emphasizes the importance for owners, contractors and design professionals to closely review all contractual obligations located in both prime contracts and subcontracts, which provide how and when a claim may be asserted.

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