On 04/15/08 Larry Smith, an attorney with Graham & Dunn in Washington State, wrote the following in an email to officials from Tumwater, Lacey and Olympia as well as their outside counsel. Smith and his team served as the condemnation attorneys regarding the water at the Olympia Tumwater Brewery, also known in REL circles as All American Bottled Water.
Instead, Barney wants to meet with “the decision makers.” I resisted such a meeting and told him that we would not take our appraisal backed value into a negotiation with an owner whose only authority on value was his own opinion. I think meeting with Barney is fine, if it is going to be something more than Barney pitching us with wild ideas and proposals, expecting his charm to carry the day.
There’s a lot more, folks. Some useful information, some not.
Ready for more?