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Jeffrey P. Downer and James M. Chong prevailed on a summary judgment motion in Sale v. Designer in Jefferson County Superior Court. The plaintiff, a property developer, sued Jeff and James’s client for breach of contract, fraud, and violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act. Plaintiff alleged that the designer improperly advertised himself as having an architect partner and that plaintiff hired him based on misrepresentations. Plaintiff further alleged that the designer did not follow instructions and failed to provide usable designs for plaintiff’s development. The court held, however, that the designer had not breached the contract and that plaintiff suffered no damages because any payments made to the designer were discharged by the doctrines of accord and satisfaction.

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