Attorneys Bennett Hansen and Dan Rankin obtained a summary judgment dismissal of all claims against their client (a homeowners association) in a high-value personal injury lawsuit in King County Superior Court. Plaintiffs sought $6 million in compensation for personal injuries sustained while trying to escape a condominium fire for which the cause was undeterminable. The judge ruled that neither the condominium declaration nor the association’s bylaws created any contractual duty to protect Plaintiffs from these personal injuries. The judge also found no genuine dispute that the condominium association satisfied its duty of reasonable care owed to Plaintiffs in all material ways related to inspecting and maintaining the common elements of the building, including the stairways and fire detection systems.
Great work Bennett and Dan.
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