Queen Anne High School Owners Get $9.4M Judgement

On Friday the PSBJ had an article about a number of lawsuits over at Queen Anne High School, Developer, insurer now at odds over $9.4M ruling on Queen Anne High School.

  • March 2009, HOA notifies developer of issues with original windows, terra cotta exteriors and masonry
  • September 2009, HOA sues alleging breach of contract, implied warranty, and violation of the Consumer Protection Act in its marketing of the property
  • October 2011, developer ordered to pay $9.4m and $1.7m in legal fees
  • November 2011, developer suing their insurance company

Yikes. I’m surprised this is the first we’re hearing about this. It certainly hasn’t stopped units from selling. But I wonder where did the homeowners get the funds to pay for all the legal fees? Have there been large special assessments? Why doesn’t the developer just declare bankruptcy? Isn’t that the point of wrapping each development in its own LLC?

Hopefully one of you smarter readers has the answers for us :).

Update: The Seattle PI has a bit more on the lawsuit here, Queen Anne High condo owners get big judgment.

About Matt Goyer

I love condos, lofts, floating homes, new construction and mid-century moderns so much so that since starting this blog in 2006 I've written over 2,000 blog posts about them!

For years I resisted becoming a real estate agent preferring to be a marketing executive at Redfin but after leaving Redfin (after seven years!) I caved in the spring of 2014 and became a broker. So if you need help finding that "Urbnlivn-style" place or selling your home email me at matt@urbnlivn.com, I'd be happy to help you.

Prior to Urbnlivn and Redfin, I worked at Microsoft after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics with a major in computer science.

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  • Anonymous

    I should have told you about this, Matt! I had a client who was all but under contract on an awesome unit in there (#266 – now off market) and backed out when we got wind of all of this drama. I know there were some folks who tried to buy during the litigation and were denied financing.

  • http://twitter.com/mattgoyer mattgoyer

    Yes, you should have! I’ll forgive you this once…