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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.

Division I: Judicial Estoppel Requires Application of the Contrary Position by the First Court (Law Nerds Only)

Taylor v. Bell

There’s a doctrine called judicial estoppel. If one court finds something, you can’t run to another court for shot at the apple number 2. There’s also a rule that allows you to take seemingly contrary positions. Obviously you can’t win on them, but you can take them. Here, Taylor took position 1 in Idaho, and took Position 2 in Washington. Idaho rejected position 1, but Position 2 was still in play. 

As for the details…a whole bunch of messy stock stuff. But the real nice part out of this has to do with judicial estoppel. The biggest factor in this case was the previous position can’t have misled the prior court. In other words, the prior court had to have accepted your position and used that as a basis for its ruling. Here, the court in Idaho didn’t accept it and therefore wasn’t misled.

Confused? Yup, not an easy doctrine to apply.

The lawyers at Issaquah Legal Services have a strong foundation in litigation. Please contact our Issaquah Attorneys for all your litigation needs.

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