WWU pays $1.8 million to settle dispute with Ebenal

Western Washington University has agreed to pay $1.8 million to settle a long-running legal dispute with Ebenal General Inc. over its Buchanan Towers project.
But the money isn't being paid to the contracting company or its owner, David Ebenal. It goes to Safeco Insurance Co., which provided the bonding - a form of insurance - to guarantee completion of the project and payment of subcontractors and suppliers.