Sellers Have Rights to Development Work After Buyer Default

Sellers of undeveloped land selling to buyers who plan on developing the land often want the buyer’s development work if the buyer does not follow through with the deal.  In Mangat v. Snohomish County, No. 67712-8, (Div. 1, Aug. 26, 2013), a Washington Court of Appeals recently decided that sellers in this situation may proceed with the development application originally filed … Continue reading »

The Mariners Finally Win One! Contracting Around the Statute of Repose

This off-season the Seattle Mariners re-signed ace pitcher Felix Hernandez to a $175 million, 7-year contract.  But keeping baseball’s best pitcher* in a Mariners uniform was only one of the team’s recent victories. The Mariners (and the entity that owns Safeco Field) scored a legal victory at the Washington State Supreme Court in a case concerning the statute of repose. … Continue reading »