• Attorney Scott Missall presented at 2014 Short Course on Local Planning

    April 8, 2014 by SCBLaw Staff

    Short Cressman attorney Scott Missall presented at the 2014 Short Course on Local Planning on the topic "The Legal Basis of Planning in Washington State." continue reading »

  • Short Cressman Names New Managing Partner

    March 20, 2014 by SCBLaw Staff

    Short Cressman & Burgess PLLC, one of Seattle's oldest law firms, has named Lisa A. Wolfard as Managing Partner of the firm. continue reading »

  • District Court Rules That CERCLA "Disposal" May Include Aerial Emissions

    August 26, 2014 by Richard A. Du Bey

    On July 29, 2014, the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Washington issued a key ruling for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (the Tribes) and the State of Washington... continue reading »

  • Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Aboriginal Land Claims

    July 21, 2014 by Richard A. Du Bey

    On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a historic decision for Aboriginal title claims that could significantly impact the implementation of Canada's natural resource and energy policy. continue reading »

  • Do Your Homework: School Trust Lands Can Be Subject to Condemnation

    November 14, 2013 by SCB Lawyers

    Municipal government attorneys sometimes comment that state lands are not subject to condemnation actions, but this is not entirely accurate. continue reading »

  • Not Another 48 Hours: Requirement for Strict Adherence to the Land Use Petition...

    November 14, 2013 by SCB Lawyers

    In Northshore Investors, LLC v. City of Tacoma, Division II of the Washington State Court of Appeals again confirmed that the Land Use Petition Act's requirement to serve necessary parties within... continue reading »

  • Case on Employment Recruiting Applies to Construction Contracting

    June 12, 2014 by Athan Tramountanas

    Last November, the Washington Court of Appeals published a decision that has potential application to construction law: Lokan Associates, Inc. v. American Beef Processing, LLC, 177 Wn. App. 490, 377... continue reading »

  • EPA's New Stormwater Rule For Construction Sites

    April 17, 2014 by Marjan Foruzani

    Updated by Marjan F. Disler. Originally published April 8, 2014. On March 6, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ('EPA') published a new rule that may impact stormwater management... continue reading »