In California, we can move to expunge a lis pendens if the real property claim lacks probable validity. I am hoping there is a similar procedure that allows the Court to clear title to Washington property while the matter is pending.
Owner was sued for specific performance based upon an unsigned agreement. To get around the statute of frauds, the complaint alleges partial performance (paid $5,000.00 towards the $100,000 deposit called for in the agreement). Buyer could not qualify for financing and the unsigned agreement calls for a seller carryback.