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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.

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 - Washington State Supreme Court

Kitsap County Deputy Sheriff's Guild v. Kitsap County

I'm going to take a wild guess and say that this may have something to do with a union dispute. Close, fired deputy.

Kitsap fired a deputy, the guild took it to arbitration. The arbitrator said the charges were accurate (29 incidents of conduct, including untruthfulness related to his becoming obsessed with taking down child porn -- admirable, but it seems he may have gone a bit overboard), but said termination was the wrong move. Div. I overturned the decision, calling it contrary to public policy and allowed the termination. Unfortunately, when overturning an arbitrator decision for public policy, the policy has to be "explicit, well defined, and dominant." Here, the COA did not articulate such a policy, and it cannot overturn the arbitrator's decision.

The arbitrator also found that the officer be allowed to return to work upon passing a psych evaluation, but because he was unfit at the time of discharge and of the hearing, should not be entitled to back pay.

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