The complaint, reported earlier by the Washington City Paper, said the Huntsman campaign signed a one-year lease in May to rent space in the law firm’s Washington office at 15th and M NW, but had stopped paying the $8,356-a-month rent by August. The campaign had vacated the space by mid-September, according to the complaint, and the suit sought to recover $41,784 in rent accumulated between August and December.
“The parties have come to a settlement agreement in principal and request the additional time to finalize their agreement,” wrote the Huntsman campaign’s attorney, Timothy Bucknell of Arent Fox, in a motion filed Jan. 25. The motion, which does not specify an amount for the tentative settlement, asks the court to stay the proceedings until April 24 so the parties can finalize the agreement.
The Huntsman campaign is nearly $3.8 million in debt, including about $140,000 in unpaid legal fees to Arent Fox, according to FEC disclosures.
Bucknell did not immediately return a request for comment. Orrick partner Jonathan Guy confirmed the agreement but declined to provide further details.