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Defeat of Summary Judgment Motion Prompts Favorable Settlement

October 26, 2017

Mike Rosenberger represented a GTTC client who brought a suit in King County Superior Court alleging that long-time business partners failed to perform a contract to sell membership units in a limited liability company that owns a self-storage facility. Defendants raised a host of defenses, including that the contract was barred by the statute of frauds, was too vague to enforce, was illegal and, even if enforceable, had not been performed by the client, thus excusing defendants’ performance. GTTC persuaded the court to deny defendants’ motion for summary judgment. After the court’s rejection of defendants’ key theories, Mike and the client leveraged the win into a favorable settlement under confidential terms.

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