RULE NO. 7 REASONABLE ATTORNEY'S FEES A. The court shall grant reasonable attorney's fees when permitted by statute or on the basis of a written instrument. A party seeking reasonable attorney's fees shall file with the court the written instrument or, in the event of a dishonored check, proof of the service of the statutory form of Notice of Dishonor in accordance with RCW 62A.3 104. Reasonable attorney's fees following the granting of a judgment at trial or motion shall be set by the court, in its discretion, and the court may require the filing of an affidavit in support of the request. B. Offer of judgment - when a party is seeking reasonable attorney's fees following the entry of a judgment under the provisions of RCW 4.84.250 through RCW 4.84.300, proof of compliance with the service procedures must be shown to the court following the entry of the judgment by utilization of the uniform form Offer of Judgment in these rules. C. Default judgments - reasonable attorney's fees awarded on a default judgment, where authorized by law or contract, shall be permitted under the following schedule: 0.00 $ 1,000 $250 $1,000.01 - $ 1,500 $275 $1,500.01 - $ 2,000 $300 $2,000.01 - $ 2,500 $325 $2,500.01 - $ 3,000 $350 $3,000.01 - $ 4,000 $400 $4,000.01 - $ 5,000 $500 $5,000.01 - $ 6,000 $600 $6,000.01 - $ 7,500 $700 $7,500.01 - $10,000 $850 (Effective Date: 01/07/87; Amended 09/01/91) UNIFORM DISTRICT COURT FORM NO. 7 THURSTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT THURSTON COUNTY, STATE OF WASHINGTON ) ) Plaintiff, ) NO. ) V. ) OFFER OF JUDGMENT ) ) Defendant. ) The party named below, in total settlement of this damage action, offers to allow judgment to be entered in this lawsuit against the defendant in the sum of $_____________________, plus court costs. This offer is made pursuant to RCW 4.84.250 through RCW 4.84.300. If you wish to accept this offer, you must do so, by written notice, to the undersigned attorney and file a copy of your response with the court named above. The response must be served within 10 days and not later than 5 days before trial. If you do not accept this offer within that time period, and the offeror subsequently obtains a judgment which is at least as favorable to the offeror, the amount of the judgment may be increased by an award of additional costs and/or reasonable attorney's fees as authorized by RCW 4.84.250 through RCW 4.84.300, Justice Court Civil Rule 68. Name of Offeror:___________________________________ Date: ______________________________ _____________________________________ Attorney for Offeror Address:______________________ ______________________
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