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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: Sale of Land Not Void for Procedural Notice Violation

S. Tacoma Way, LLC v. State

The department of transportation sold some land without giving statutory notice under RCW 47.12.063(2)(g). Under the statute, DOT was required to give statutory notice to abutting landowners. They thought they were the only abutting landowners, but was having mistaken. When South Tacoma Way, LLC tented to purchase the property of one of the landowners, it learned that that landowner had not been given notice of the sale and objected.  STW attempted to block the sale is ultra vires.

Court found that the sale by DOT did not amount to ultra vires. Of particular note, for the doctrine to apply there must be no legal authority to take the action at issue. Here DOT did have the authority to make the sale and purchase, the only error was procedural. The court also made particular note of the fact that declaring these types of transactions, in which procedural irregularities occur, void would leave these transactions open to challenge years or even decades later. As we all know from first year property class, we favor finality in these types of transactions.

 

 

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