This week, Division I of the Washington Court of Appeals affirmed a $1.5 million judgment in favor of firm client Lexmar Hospitality II, represented by GTH Managing Partner Salvador Mungia, and ordered attorney fees and costs incurred on appeal.

In May of 2021, Mr. Mungia, representing Lexmar Hospitality II, obtained a jury verdict of $1,000,000 for earnest money buyer-appellant Che Investments LLC had deposited for the purchase of a hotel owned by Lexmar Hospitality II.  This verdict resulted in a final judgment of over $1.5 million after prejudgment interest, attorney fees, and costs. Che Investments appealed the award.

On November 1, 2022, Mr. Mungia argued the appeal before a Washington Court of Appeals Division I panel and on May 15, 2023, the Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s decisions and the jury’s award.  Che Investments LLC was also ordered to reimburse Lexmar Hospitality II for attorney fees and costs incurred on appeal. 

A copy of Division I’s opinion is below and can be read here.