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Issaquah Law Group - Personal Injury Litigation Attorneys

TRUST: Personal injuries are personal. Which is why the attorneys at ILG treat every client and every case differently. Because they are different, and extremely personal. ILG was founded on the principle that strong client relationships are the key to successful legal representation and strong relationships are built on trust. Trust that you will be heard. Trust that you will be protected. Trust that every effort will be made to see justice done in your case. The singular goal of every ILG attorney is to earn and preserve that trust.

EXPERIENCE: ILG attorneys have a broad base of litigation experience to draw on in all Federal and State courts from on-the-ground investigations to Supreme Court appeals and we bring this experience to bear on behalf of our clients in personal injury and wrongful death claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents, bus versus pedestrian accidents, defective and dangerous products, medical malpractice, slip/trip and fall accidents, and catastrophic losses due to fire.

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In addition, through The Amateur Law Professor Blog and LinkedIn postings, we share pertinent opinions and decisions of the Washington State Supreme Court, as well as the pertinent opinions and decisions of the Washington State Courts of Appeal so that our clients can be as update to date on cutting legal issues as we are.

WA Legal Roundup

One more out of Division III:

Rothwell v. Nine Mile Falls Sch. Dist.

Rothwell was asked to clean a suicide scene at a school, asked to look through the classrooms for bombs, asked to clean up a bag that contained a pipe bomb. Needless to say, she was a little distraught. She was then asked to clean up the vigil candles and cards nightly. Oh yeah, she knew the victim personally.

She brought suit for IIED and NIED. The trial court dismissed as precluded by the IIA. Rothwell argued that this wasn't in the course and scope of employment. The court held that she was in the course and scope because the statutory definition required only that she act at the employer's direction in furtherance of their objectives. As to the injury, the IIA requires "a sudden and tangible happening, of a traumatic nature, producing an immediate or prompt result." Because the injury came on over the course of the several tasks, the court held that it did  not fall under the ambit of the IIA.

More interestingly is what the court didn't do. An exception to the IIA includes intentional acts which the employer knew or should have known would cause harm to the employee. This seems like it certainly would have fallen under that.

Thoughts from those of you who know the Boeing case to which I'm referring?

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