Prium Companies v. Spokane Rock 1, LLC
We defended Spokane Rock 1 against an attempt by Prium Companies LLC to wrest control of an office complex, eventually obtaining a dismissal and default sanctions, and an award of attorneys' fees. The April 2014 order further imposed $27,000 in sanctions on plaintiff's counsel, and the unique sanction of requiring the offending parties to file a copy of the order in every legal proceeding in which they appear for the next five years. The parties proceeded to negotiate the default judgment amount, and filed pleadings so the state court could determine fees and costs. We submitted expert testimony as to the reasonableness of its fees and costs request, which totaled $1,236,254.84. On January 29, 2015, the King County Superior Court awarded $1,103,376.51 and entered the $22M default judgment in favor of Spokane Rock. These orders conclude a three-year discovery battle.