KGRepresentativeCasesSection

Ramgen Power Systems, LLC v. Agilis Engineering, Inc. (Western District of Washington). Represented research and development company in prosecuting breach of contract and warranty claims. Tried case and obtained $9.7 million judgment for company.

Ruiz v. Snohomish County Public Utility District No. 1 (Western District of Washington and Ninth Circuit). Defending municipal entity against alleged civil rights and discrimination claims.

Cascade Marine Service, LLC v. Everett Hospitality Company LLC (Snohomish County Superior Court 2014). Defended real estate developer against breach of contract and nuisance claims.

Aventa Learning, Inc., et al. v. K-12, Inc., et al. (Western District of Washington). Represented plaintiffs in securities fraud lawsuit.

In re Trubion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Shareholder Litigation (King County Superior Court). Defended public company in shareholder litigation attempting to block proposed acquisition by Emergent BioSolutions, Inc.

In re ZymoGenetics, Inc. Shareholder Litigation (King County Superior Court). Defended public company in shareholder litigation attempting to block proposed acquisition by Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Koyote v. Targeted Genetics Corporation (King County Superior Court). Defended public company in shareholder litigation attempting to block proposed acquisition of BioControl Ltd.

Toronto Asia Tele Access Telecom Inc. v. Tata Sons Limited (Western District of Washington). Represented Tata Sons Limited in trademark infringement litigation.

Phillips v. MOD Systems, Inc. (King County Superior Court). Defended digital media company in securities and related disputes with former founder/CEO.

In re Cellcyte Genetics Corporation Securities Litigation (Western District of Washington). Defended former founder and CEO of biotech company in federal securities fraud class action. Negotiated dismissal of all claims without any payment to plaintiffs.

Strobele v. SNSC Realty Advisors, Inc., et al. (King County Superior Court). Represented Strobele, an individual, against claims for partnership and accounting for over $500,000. Resulted in dismissal of all claims against Strobele after a week of trial.

Bucknuts, LLC v. Scout Media, Inc. (Western District of Washington, Southern District of Ohio, and American Arbitration Association). Defended Fox Interactive Media, Inc., Scout Media, Inc. and individual defendants in putative class action and individual actions in multiple jurisdictions alleging securities, RICO, and consumer protection act claims.

Dobyns v. Trauter (Western District of Washington). Defended company against breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy, securities fraud, and shareholder oppression claims. Obtained dismissal of all claims on Rule 12(b)(6) motion.

Satomi Owners Association v. Satomi, LLC (Washington Supreme Court). Represented condominium developer in successful challenge to Washington Condominium Act’s anti-arbitration provisions.

United States Olympic Committee v. Organizing Committee for the Games of the Pacific Rim d/b/a Seattle Organizing Committee (Private Arbitration). Represented the Seattle Organizing Committee against the United States Olympic Committee for the failed 2005 Pacific Sports Summit and obtained an arbitration award against the United States Olympic Committee for more than $3 million.

Enron Power Marketing, Inc. v. Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County (Southern District of New York and Private Arbitration). Represented Snohomish in multiple actions and negotiated settlement of Enron’s $180 million claim against Snohomish for $18 million.

Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County v. Bonneville Power Administration (Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals). Represented Snohomish in a multi-party proceeding challenging certain settlement agreements entered into by the BPA. Resulted in Ninth Circuit setting aside settlements involving hundreds of millions of dollars and remanding the case to BPA.

Clise v. Xypoint Corp. (King County Superior Court and Washington Court of Appeals). Defended corporate and individual defendants against state securities act, fiduciary breach, and consumer protection act claims. Obtained dismissal of all claims on Rule 12(b)(6) motion and negotiated confidential settlement while on appeal.

Network Commerce Securities Litigation (Western District of Washington, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and King County Superior Court). Defended Internet company and directors/officers in IPO/secondary offering and stock-drop class actions, alleging various federal and state securities fraud claims.

Broadview Development Associates LP, et al. v. TKCC, Inc., et al. (King County Superior Court). Represented Broadview in construction litigation. Resulted in settlement in favor of Broadview after two weeks of trial.

Good v. Evaline Community Association, et al. (Lewis County Superior Court). Represented the Good entities against claims of multiple violations of RCW 4.24.510. Succeeded at trial in reducing the Evaline Community Association’s $12 million claim against Good to $10,000.

Enger v. Richards, et al. (King County Superior Court). Defended individual in securities/RICO lawsuit arising from pricing of acquisition. Resulted in dismissal of all claims during trial.