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Issaquah Law Group - 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.

LOCATION: We are located on the Eastside in Issaquah, convenient to Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Renton, Sammamish and North Bend. However, we provide legal services in King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County and throughout the entire state of Washington.

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: Division III

 

Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity v. Washington State University

Here is a frat house that may have truly earned the right to the tile Animal House.  Alpha Kappa Lamda (AKL) had its recognition revoked by WSU for five years due to illegal drug and alcohol use and disregard of WSU policies.  AKL appealed under arguments of lack of substantial evidence and the revocation was arbitrary and capricious.

Some of the findings against AKL included that its officers condoned illegal drug activity.  The new member educator was dealing cocaine right out of the frat house and selling to some of the other officers.  Some of the other AKL members were doing their part in supporting their frat brothers by intimidating witnesses who were speaking to police about the frat house activities.  The secretary of the house was involved in setting up a a multi pound marijuana deal that resulted in an armed robbery at the frat house.  Swell bunch of guys.  Must have been business majors. 

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AKL fought the revocation with every weapon the Constitution provided them.  I guess you could say that it was a fight for their right to party….and serve alcohol to minors…and sell cocaine…and marijuana, and Adderall and Ritalin.  That is a Constitutional right….isn’t it?  During the student conduct hearing one of AKL’s officers insisted that alcohol had not been served at AKL social events (aka parties).  This 19 year old officer’s credibility took a tremendous blow when a picture of him drinking a beer at the house was submitted into evidence.  His credibility was further questioned when one of his frat brothers blurted out “Dude you were so wasted that night.”  Actually I made that last part up, but I think you get the gist of what was going on here. 

In the end, Division III held that there was substantial evidence of AKL’s violations of WSU policies, hearsay evidence is admissible in student conduct hearings, and the revocation was not arbitrary and capricious. 

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