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December 12th, 2017

On Friday, December 8, 2017, NBF attorneys Chris Nicoll and Noah Jaffe gave a one hour presentation as part of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL) Association’s Annual Tort Law Update. The presentation addressed and summarized the WDTL Amicus Committee’s contributions during 2017, which included drafting amicus curiae submissions in six cases that were deemed to present issues of statewide concern to Washington civil defense attorneys and their clients. Chris is an active member of the WDTL Amicus Committee, and he and Noah had first-hand involvement in three of those six cases. In one such case, Noll v. Special Electric Co., 188 Wn.2d 402 (2017), the Washington Supreme Court cited directly and favorably to the WDTL’s amicus submission, for its central argument about the impact of recent United States Supreme Court case law on the personal jurisdiction analysis, and a civil defendant’s due process rights thereunder.

December 9th, 2017

NBF attorney Nina Mitchell attended the Pacific Admiralty Seminar and also attended various related events in the Bay area on December 7 – 9, 2017.

December 1st, 2017

On November 30, 2017, NBF attorneys Larry Altenbrun and Pegeen Mulhern made a continuing education presentation to the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association. The presentation addressed two maritime issues of significance to the yacht broker community that are evolving in the courts: (1) the evolution of maritime case law involving punitive damages, and (2) the warranty or “as-is” clauses in yacht purchase agreements. Pegeen and Larry also provided some practical tips and best practices for yacht broker transactions.