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ISSAQUAH LAW GROUP

Issaquah Law Group: Experienced Counsel; Client Focus

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.

WA Legal Roundup

With a day full of filing ahead of me, I will make this brief. Two new opinions out of Div. II, one out of Div. III:

 

Division II

State v. Brooks

Give it up State. Seriously. The State failed to produce multiple documents, which would have provided witnesses and a ton of other evidence, to the Defendants. The trial court tried to get the State to comply, and granted a bunch of continuances. Because they still didn't produce (or, for some documents, produced wayyyy too close to trial to allow any information to be effectively used or investigated), the court of appeals affirmed the dismissal as within the discretion of the trial court.

 

State v. Jensen

Within Div. II, abandonment is not a defense to Burglary. The court refused to follow the Div. III holding in State v. J.P., 130 Wn. App. 887, 125 P.3d 215 (2005), which held the opposite.

 

Division III

Morris v. Palouse River & Coulee City R.R., Inc.

The railroad company was not properly served through an in-state agent, and sought relief from default under CR 60(b). Morris had looked at the Secretary of State website, found the corporate agent, and attempted service. Unfortunately, the address listed was locked up and vacant. It was found that said agent had moved. At the new location, the process server was informed that the agent no longer worked there. The process server then served the head of the company instead, asking that he forward the summons and complaint to the registered agent. Oops. Lack of proper service means lack of personal jurisdiction.

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