single, overriding agreement between WaMu and eAppraiseIT existed and had shownenough evidence to infer a conspiracy, despite WaMu's objections that its relationship witheAppraiseIT fluctuated and was at times contentious, creating various circumstances thatwould need to be addressed individually.Representatives for the defendants were not immediately available to commentWednesday.The plaintiffs are represented by J. Mark Moore and Robert Ira Spiro of Spiro Moore LLP,the Law Offices of Janet Lindner Spielberg, Joseph N. Kravec Jr. of Stember FeinsteinDoyle Payne & Kravec LLC, and Michael D. Braun of the Braun Law Group PC.Washington Mutual is represented by Jonathan M. Lloyd, Stephen M. Rummage and MartinL. Fineman of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. EAppraiseIT is represented by Jeffrey D.Rotenberg, Kerry Ford Cunningham, Carter Winford Ott, David F. Gross, Francesca LeighCicero, Patrick J. Smith and Richard F. Hans of DLA Piper.The case is Spears et al. v. Washington Mutual Inc. et al., case number 5:08-cv-00868, inthe U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.--Editing by Kat Laskowski.
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