Wash. Developer Hit With $1M Atty Fee For 'Abuse' Of Process

Law360, New York (January 29, 2015, 5:18 PM EST) -- A Washington state court hit developer Prium Companies LLC Wednesday with a sanction of $1.1 million in attorneys' fees and costs for what the judge called a "gross abuse of judicial process" in a dispute with its former real estate partner over ownership of a bankrupt Spokane office complex.

Wednesday's sizeable sanction was accompanied by a $22 million default judgment against Prium, which originally sued investment entity Spokane Rock I LLC in 2012 in an alleged attempt to wrest control of the office complex, Rock Pointe Properties LLC.

Spokane Rock later lobbed counterclaims against Prium and its officers, saying the lawsuit...

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