City of Burien v. VIP Lounge, Inc., King County Superior Court. In an abatement action involving a chronic nuisance at an unlicensed business that experienced multiple episodes of criminal activity and repeated noise violations, the trial court granted our initial request for a Temporary Restraining Order and our subsequent Motion for Summary Judgment and a Permanent Injunction, enjoining the business from operating anywhere within the City. We successfully obtained an Order obligating both the business and the property’s owner to pay for the City’s costs of abatement and legal expenses, as well as daily penalties set forth in City code. The Court further ordered the property to remain closed to the public for a period of one year, further underscoring Burien’s commitment to productive code enforcement. The City collected the entire money judgment amount of $32,367.
Recent Successes April 20, 2017