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Summary Judgement for Late-Added Party

Joel E. Wright and Nicole T. Morrow prevailed on a Motion for Summary Judgment in Pierce County Superior Court in the matter of Craven v. MC Transport LLC et al. After a business arrangement was terminated, one of a limited liability company’s former members filed a lawsuit claiming breach of fiduciary duties, breach of contract, and negligence. Plaintiff sued multiple defendants but three months before trial, plaintiff amended his complaint to include a new defendant. Although the case was so close to trial, Joel and Nicole successfully defended their client without the need for a continuance. They immediately prepared a Motion for Summary Judgment and filed it two weeks before the discovery cutoff deadline. The court granted the motion, dismissing all claims against their client. Joel and Nicole then filed a motion for attorney fees and costs, arguing plaintiff filed a meritless lawsuit and forced defendants to incur legal expenses unnecessarily. The court agreed, finding that that plaintiff’s claim was frivolous and advanced without reasonable cause. The court determined the fees Joel and Nicole requested were reasonable, and ordered plaintiff to pay them in full.

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