Photo © 2016 JZ Knight,
used with permission.
- JZ Knight’s Letter to the Editor of the Nisqually Valley News
“Several weeks ago, Virginia Coverdale wrote a letter to you stating that she had withdrawn her lawsuit against me and JZK, Inc. because she had lost her appeal of the Thurston County Superior Court rulings against her from July of 2013. She wrote that she did not walk away empty-handed. That is so.
In addition to her court losses, Coverdale walks away with a large debt of court-awarded fees and costs. With accrued monthly interest, the total is presently over $830,000.
On January 19 of this year, Division II of the Washington State Court of Appeals upheld the decisions of two separate Thurston County Superior Court judges validating JZK, Inc.’s Conditions of Participation and determining that Coverdale violated it.
As a result, the lower court’s order directing Coverdale to pay JZK, Inc. $600,021 in attorneys’ fees and costs stands. This judgment against Coverdale has accrued interest at 12 percent since the July 19, 2013 fee award was entered.
JZK, Inc. anticipates an additional award of attorneys’ fees and costs for prevailing before the Court of Appeals. An agreed fee award in the amount of $83,625 was submitted to the appellate court, without opposition, on January 29, 2016.
While Coverdale has sought discretionary review in the Washington Supreme Court, she has already had two other requests for discretionary appellate consideration rejected in this case. Coverdale’s rehashing of the same arguments will bring the same results. Wisdom comes with a steep price.”
- JZ Knight
- “PAY THE PIPER Failed Lawsuits Against JZ Knight, JZK, Inc. Put Coverdale in Major Debt”
Click here for the Letter to the Editor published May 5 in the Nisqually Valley News.
Virginia Coverdale sued in Thurston County Superior Court
Photo by Scott Roberts/Freedom Foundation
in the Nisqually Valley News.
- Of note:
Coverdale took her case before two Thurston County Superior Court judges, Division II of the Washington State Court of Appeals and the Washington Supreme Court, all resulting in her losses and the debt burden Knight mentioned above. Even some of Coverdale’s more realistic supporters went on-the-record in The Olympian at the beginning of her pursuit saying this was a simple breach of contract and she would lose.