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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.

Seattle City Attorney Seeks to Quash AG Participation in Health Care Bill Challenge

We at The Amateur Law Professor like to entertain the current political and legal discourse of the day. This is why, when contacted via comment by Seattle City Attorneys Office Communications Director, Kimberly Mills, we invited her to do a guest post. Everything that follows is her post: On April 22 Seattle City Attorney Peter S. Holmes filed what we believe to be the first legal action to compel an attorney general to withdraw from the multistate litigation challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (State of Florida, et al. v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, et al.).

With support from Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and the City Council, Holmes asserts that Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna lacked the statutory or common law authority to make the State a plaintiff in the case.

“The Mayor, the City Council and I want Rob McKenna to comply with the law. He does not have the authority to take this cynical, partisan action in the name of the State of Washington,” City Attorney Peter S. Holmes said. “He certainly does not represent the City of Seattle. While claiming concern for the U.S. Constitution, the Attorney General disregards Washington’s own constitution. He should withdraw from the lawsuit."

The Washington Supreme Court Clerk has set a Commissioner’s hearing for the petition for June 24. McKenna’s response is due May 24; the city’s reply is due June 14. Assuming the Commissioner sends the petition on to the Court, a hearing and briefing schedule would follow. The petition, supporting documents, and the YouTube video of Gov. Chris Gregoire’s reaction to the attorney general’s decision to challenge health care reform on behalf of the state can be found on the city's website.

The Attorney General has lost on this issue previously, Seattle Gas, 28 Wash. 488 (1902), and the State Auditor has as well, Yelle, 55 Wash.2d 286 (1959).

[The Prof] We here at The Amateur Law Professor fully support Seattle City Attorney Holmes' lawsuit, and wish him the best in ensuring that Washingtonians are actually represented by their Attorney General.

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