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ISSAQUAH LAW GROUP   PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION LAWYERS

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 Supreme Court: Time for Appeal Clocks from Denial of Motion for Reconsideration

Skinner v. Civil Serv. Comm'n

Skinner was terminated. He then sought review of the termination. The termination was affirmed by the Civil Service Commission. The then sought reconsideration, which was also denied. He then appealed to the superior court, which granted summary judgment based on the fact that Skinner didn't appeal within 30 days of the original order, instead appealing within 30 days of the reconsideration denial. The supreme court held the time for calculation of the 30 days is from the denial of reconsideration. This is keeping in line with the commission's own rules, which allow for such reconsideration. Further, the statute says within 30 days of entry of such order, which could be the first order or the second order. Thus, his appeal can be on the second order under the statute. The court is entirely correct when it states to hold otherwise would be to undercut judicial efficiency. It would force an appeal to go on at the same time as a motion for reconsideration, which could render the appeal moot. Don't expect this rule to change anytime soon, as it was a 9-0 opinion.

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