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Is the Terms of Use on Your Website an Enforceable Agreement?

Holiday time for many businesses, both online and brick and mortar, means loads of online shopping. However, if an online transaction is ever disputed, the Terms of Use on the vendor’s website may come into play.

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Portland Pondering Paid Sick Leave Proposal

Following the footsteps of San Francisco and Seattle, the Portland City Council may soon require employers within the Portland city limits to provide employees with paid sick leave.

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Washington State Liquor Control Board to Auction Off Remaining Inventory on November 1

On Thursday, the Washington State Liquor Control Board (“WSLCB”) will sell its remaining inventory at a live auction to be held at its distribution center on East Marginal Way.

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Highlights from the Washington Lodging Association Convention

This month, my fellow contributors and I rolled out the latest edition of the Washington State Hospitality Law Manual at the Washington Lodging Association’s Annual Convention at the Tulalip Resort Casino & Spa.

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U.S. Court Upends CFTC Position Limits Rule, Throwing Dodd-Frank Implementation Into Further Chaos

Adding an element of uncertainty to efforts by energy traders and utilities to comply with the Dodd-Frank Act, United States District Court Judge Robert Wilkins on September …

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Franchise Terms: Is it in the Contract?

The oldest franchisor in the country recently took a hit in federal appeals court on its ability to set prices in its restaurants. The decision suggests that franchisors take a hard long look at the specifics of their contract language before changing course.

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FERC Fires Another Shot In Northwest Wind Wars

After a hiatus for its August break, FERC this week leaped back into the fray between Pacific Northwest wind developers and utilities, issuing another ruling addressing the …

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Northwest Renewable RFPs: Seattle City Light Issues RFP For Renewable Resources, Portland General’s Is Due Soon

In what has become an annual autumn ritual, Seattle City Light recently issued a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) seeking up to 150,000 MWh of renewable energy or …