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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.

Washington State Supreme Court: No Judicial Immunity for Obeying Judge's Direction to Take Man to Jail

Lallas v. Skagit County

A Skagit deputy was summoned to the court and told, "[h]e needs to go to jail," by the judge. The deputy was escorting him to jail when the man broke free, and was injured when laid out by court security. At issue was whether judicial immunity shielded the deputy and the security officer from tort liability. Immunity is generally applicable in the administration of a judicial function. The supreme court phrased the issue as whether judges normally escort people to jail, which they do not.

However, the issue, as it seems to me, is whether judges normally direct prisoners be taken into custody, which it seems they do. And actually taking them into custody is administration of that judicial function.

I am not one known for being conservative, by any stretch of the imagination. This time I think the court got it plain wrong.

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