Governor Inslee issues Proclamation 20-51, Impacts all Washington Community Associations

By: Greg Coxey On April 17, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee issued Proclamation 20-51. Proclamation 20-51 has far reaching impacts on all community associations in Washington. Proclamation 20-51 effectively amends the Nonprofit Corporations Act (RCW 24.03), the Condominium Act (RCW 64.34), the Homeowners’ Association Act (RCW 64.38), and the Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act or […]

COVID-19 and the Risk of Getting Sued

By: Scott Welker In American law, there is a long, quiet history of the ill suing the people who made them ill. Dating at least back to the 1800s, defendants have been held liable in court for negligently spreading infectious diseases. These cases have run the gambit, including lawsuits for the spread of tuberculosis (1953), […]

Fostering a Sense of Community During COVID-19

By: Greg Coxey Given this unprecedented time in the history of the world, there is a lot of anxiety and uncertainty about what the future holds. Even though this is a global pandemic, with orders to stay-in-place and stay healthy, the focus shifts to our household and our communities. While practicing social distancing, we must […]

The Effects of Covid-19 on Insurance Coverage

By: Tom Johnson The State of Emergency response to Covid-19 has had an enormous effect on all of our lives.  As the pandemic continues, loss of revenue has become the center of attention for business owners.  With business closure, shelter in place orders, and bleak economic forecast for the second quarter, the question whether Covid-19 […]

Things You Should Know About the Water Rights Adjudication

By: Dale B. Kimsey You might have recently received notice from the State asking you to respond if you think you have water rights.  This process is intended to provide a framework for evaluating and decreeing water rights so that the public has a current record of its valid water rights. Translation: the State wants […]

Your Water Rights

By: Dale B. Kimsey The State Legislature has tasked the State Courts with widespread legal proceedings that could limit or strip you of your water rights if you do not take appropriate steps to protect them. You and your shareholders have probably received notice of these proceeding. You have an existing claim to water rights. […]

Water Rights Topics

By: Dale B. Kimsey The buying, selling, and transferring of water rights can be a lengthy process. It’s very different from irrigation water and requires involvement at the state level. Fortunately, we have systems in place, 25 years of experience that enables us to shoulder the burden in the complicated transfer of water rights.  Water […]

Important Concepts Regarding Water in Utah

By: Dale B. Kimsey I DIVERSION is the change of course, scope or use of water. Your groundwater or surface source is under constant threat by other water withdrawals, administrative actions, change applications and legal proceedings. BENEFICIAL USE is the basis, the measure and the limit of all rights to the use of water in […]

ADDRESSING UNSTABLE SOILS CONDITIONS

By: Darrien Shuquem If you have observed damage in or around your home or building such as cracks in drywall or stucco (especially from the corners of doors and windows), doors and windows that are difficult to open and close, uneven floors, or cracks in slabs, patios, sidewalks, and block walls, you should investigate whether […]