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PHILOSOPHY: Formed in 2014, Issaquah Law Group is a law firm with one focus: providing businesses and insurers with high quality legal representation with the responsiveness of a smaller firm. ILG was founded on the principle that strong client relationships are the key to successful legal representation and strong relationships are built upon clear and consistent communication. 

LITIGATION: We work closely with our clients to fully and accurately understand their goals, work collaboratively to formulate specific legal strategies, and execute the agreed plan of action utilizing methods most likely to result in the efficient and effective resolution of the matter. 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 in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, product liability, commercial general liability, labor & employment, construction litigation, and catastrophic losses due to fire and explosion.

BUSINESS LAW: Rarely is the path from point A to point B a straight line, so our role in a business law practice is to find alternatives, devise workable strategies, and keep your business ideas, goals and objectives moving toward realization. ILG’s business attorneys help clients achieve their goals with respect to business formation, intellectual property, labor and employment, CAN-SPAM, copyright and trademark

COMMUNITY: In addition, the Lawyers at Issaquah Law Group remain active in the legal and civic community. A core commitment of our Issaquah Attorneys is community service. Our attorneys' civic involvement includes the King County Civil Rights Commission; the City of Issaquah Planning Policy Commission; the Northwest Screenwriters Guild, service as a pro tem judge. We live and work in the Pacific Northwest, and we aim to make it a better place.

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.

Nursing Homes Must Give60 Days Notice of Closure

The problem with being a relatively new attorney is that, quite frankly, I don't know everything yet. Eventually you run into most types of cases and most situations, but this hasn't come up. Nursing Homes, when they're closing, used to have to give 30 days notice that they were shutting the doors. You may think this would be uncommon, but with a slew of mergers and acquisitions in the Nursing Home Market (largely by Real Estate Investment Trusts), there have been a lot of closures over the past four years of unprofitable facilities.

*Pause*

Yes, I did just say unprofitable. I know that sounds harsh, and it is harsh. Remember, unless its a not-for-profit Nursing Home, their end game is to make money. A person is not a person, but a dollar sign. Keep this in mind.

*Unpause*

So when these facilities closed, they only had to give you 30 days notice that you need to pack up and find a new place. This can be very traumatizing for someone in an acute setting, where they're being provided extensive care. The new rule provides for 60 days, which lessens that burden a little.

 

Nursing Homes Must Give60 Days Notice of Closure: "     WASHINGTON (CN) - If a nursing home that provides Medicare and Medicaid services will be closing, the administrator must give residents at least 60 days written notice, instead of the former 30 days, and the notice must include a state approved plan for relocating the residents."

(Via Courthouse News Service.)

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