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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.

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WA Supreme Court: Chevy Chase Must Adhere to Contract - No More Gerald Ford Skits

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McCurry v. Chevy Chase Bank, FSB

Okay, so maybe I really just wanted to see Chevy Chase's smiling face. Is that so wrong? I mean, really, if you haven't been paying attention to  NBC's lineup, you really need to start. Mr. Chase is playing a community college student in the aptly titled Community. Of course, the chances of this opinion having anything to do with the  hilarious star of Caddy Shack are pretty slim. In fact, they are nonexistent. This instead, has to do with the bank.

You see, Chevy Chase was charging tax and notary fees when reconveying title. Those fees were allowed under the deed of trust. Chevy Chase claimed instead that these fees  Were authorized under federal regulation, and were preempted. The Supreme Court instead held that the fees were only incidental and us were not preempted by federal law:

State contract law does not purport to impose requirements on loan-related fees; state contract law instead requires parties to adhere to the terms of their contracts.  Forcing Chevy Chase to adhere to the terms of its contract only incidentally affects the loan-related fees, as permitted under 12 C.F.R. § 560.2(c). See 61 Fed. Reg. 50951-01, 50966 ("OTS wishes to make clear that the purpose of paragraph (c) is to preserve the traditional infrastructure of basic state laws that undergird commercial transactions, not to open the door to state regulation of lending by federal savings associations.").

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