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Archive for July, 2018

July 21st, 2018

NBF attorney Chris Nicoll moderated a panel on Washington appellate practice at the annual convention of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association held at Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop, Washington. The panel members were Court of Appeals Judges Robert Lawrence-Berry and Rebecca Pennell from Division Three, and Judge Bradley Maxa, from Division Two. The panel last 1.5 hours and covered a wide range of topics of interest to trial and appellate practitioners.


July 19th, 2018

NBF attorney Chris Nicoll accepted an appointment on behalf of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers’ Association as a Committee Member to the Washington Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions (also known as the Washington Pattern Instructions Committee). The Committee consists of over 30 lawyers, judges and law professors who meet regularly to review and improve upon jury instructions used in Washington criminal and civil trials.


July 12th, 2018

NBF attorney Larry Altenbrun attended a hearing yesterday with the Washington Resource Damages Assessment Committee and negotiated an agreement with the State of Washington concerning natural resource damages from a 2016 oil spill in Washington waters. The agreement, reached after months of transparent communications, reflects a cooperative and creative resolution to this matter and demonstrates that public and private interests can often be mutually served through engagement, mutual respect, and open dialogue. The agreement includes funding for a project that is important to Washington State Parks. Our client is proud to be helping to benefit the Parks. It was a win-win solution.


July 9th, 2018

NBF attorney and aspiring blogger Larry Altenbrun recently published an article on LinkedIn titled “Punitive Damages in Maritime Law: 5 Things To Know.” Check it out: //www.linkedin.com/pulse/punitive-damages-maritime-law-5-things-know-larry-altenbrun/.


July 2nd, 2018

NBF attorney Chris Reilly passed the test for the P&I Qualification Module 1: The Shipping Business, which is the first module in a qualification process for the P&I industry produced by the International Group of P&I Clubs.