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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

One more out of Division III:

Rothwell v. Nine Mile Falls Sch. Dist.

Rothwell was asked to clean a suicide scene at a school, asked to look through the classrooms for bombs, asked to clean up a bag that contained a pipe bomb. Needless to say, she was a little distraught. She was then asked to clean up the vigil candles and cards nightly. Oh yeah, she knew the victim personally.

She brought suit for IIED and NIED. The trial court dismissed as precluded by the IIA. Rothwell argued that this wasn't in the course and scope of employment. The court held that she was in the course and scope because the statutory definition required only that she act at the employer's direction in furtherance of their objectives. As to the injury, the IIA requires "a sudden and tangible happening, of a traumatic nature, producing an immediate or prompt result." Because the injury came on over the course of the several tasks, the court held that it did  not fall under the ambit of the IIA.

More interestingly is what the court didn't do. An exception to the IIA includes intentional acts which the employer knew or should have known would cause harm to the employee. This seems like it certainly would have fallen under that.

Thoughts from those of you who know the Boeing case to which I'm referring?

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