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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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Division II: Pal's Vulnerable Adult Finding Challenge Lives to See Another Day Thanks to Procedural Irregularity by DSHS

Pal v. DSHS

Any time I see a name like Pal, I get a warm and fuzzy feeling. This case wants to be my friend, right? Only now we have DSHS involved, and I have a sneaky feeling this case won’t be fun and warm and fuzzy.

Sure enough, this is a vulnerable adult case. But really its an administrative law case. Pal did challenge a finding that she neglected an adult in her care. She did it, however, after the 5:00 PM cutoff via fax, and she did not mail it the same day she faxed it. 

Now, normally that would be enough. But here, DSHS failed to notify her of the deadline, and violated her due process. The Court also noted that that ALJ can still exercise jurisdiction, because the fax request was actually received.

It seems a bit of a stretch on the second basis. It was actually received, but it was received late. As to the first, you can’t claim procedural irregularities when you engage in them yourself. Its only fair. If things are due by 5, you need to put by 5 so people don’t assume they have the whole day.

Pal can challenge!

While the Attorneys at Issaquah Legal Services do not practice before DSHS, please contact us for recommendations.

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