At Issaquah Law Group, our attorneys have a wide variety of legal expertise, including drafting statements relied upon by the Washington Supreme Court in deciding cases, drafting Washington State Supreme Court opinions alongside the Court's Justices, and handling all aspects of appeals before the Washington Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals in Washington and the Ninth Circuit.
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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a negligence claim against our client. Plaintiff’s had claimed injury due to a three-foot-tall yellow caution cone. The court of appeals upheld the findings from unanswered requests for admission and the trial court’s finding the condition of a yellow caution cone was an open and obvious condition. The court also upheld the striking of speculation and opinion testimony by Plaintiff’s counsel within the briefing.
The Washington State Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a claim against parents of a tortfeasor where the tortfeasor, their son, who was not living at the house, took the parents’ vehicle without permission. Plaintiff premised the alleged liability of the parents on the fact the parents asked the child to bring back the vehicle.