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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.

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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.

REI Loses Liability Suit for Defective Bike Part

I don't see how this is necessarily a hard question to answer. The Washington Product Liability Act (WPLA) says that if you market something as if you manufactured it, then you're on the hook as a manufacturer (i.e. - branding it).

The result was right. The plaintiff need only sue one person. If REI wants to sue the part manufacturer to recover what they paid, that trial has to be in a different suit. They don't get the benefit of contribution when you're strictly liable for the defect.

Because I consider this an important opinion, I'm putting up the link (unfortunately, its only a temp link):

http://www.courts.wa.gov/opinions/index.cfm?fa=opinions.showOpinion&filename=654632MAJ

 

REI Loses Liability Suit for Defective Bike Part: "     SEATTLE (CN) - Recreational Equipment Inc. is responsible for a defective bicycle part manufactured by another company and sold under the REI brand, a Washington appeals court ruled, just days after the plaintiff died in a backcountry skiing accident."

(Via Courthouse News Service.)

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