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November 9th, 2018

On November 9, 2018, NBF attorney Nina Mitchell moderated a panel discussion at the Longshore Claims Association’s fall lunch meeting at Ivar’s Salmon House on Lake Union. The panel included a Professor of Psychiatry and a Quality Assurance Manager from a company that contracts with forensic medical experts.  The panelists and Ms. Mitchell discussed best practices for working with medical experts.


November 6th, 2018

NBF attorneys Larry Altenbrun and Chris Reilly presented “WE THE JURY…The Unpredictability of Jury Decisions in Assessing Marine Insurance Risks & Possible Coverage for Punitive Damages” to the Marine Insurance Association of Seattle monthly luncheon.


October 11th, 2018

NBF attorney Nina Mitchell organized a panel discussion for the annual Longshore Claims Association meeting in Long Beach, California.  Ms. Mitchell discussed how fraud is handled under the United States Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and prosecutors from Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County explained how they prosecute fraud  under state laws. The audience learned how to spot and report fraud by disabled workers and their medical service providers.


October 4th, 2018

Earlier this year, NBF attorney Pegeen Mulhern assisted her client, Jesse Co., in delivery of 126’ bunker vessel, Global Provider to Maxum Petroleum.


September 27th, 2018

NBF attorney Nina Mitchell presented at a seminar sponsored by the Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee and the Workers’ Compensation Committee of the ABA Torts, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, and by WISTA USA’s Delaware River and Bay Area Chapter. She spoke about recent cases under the Longshore Act, the State Act, and the Jones Act, and about  the interplay of those three compensation schemes when injuries occur in Alaska.


September 24th, 2018

NBF attorney Chris Reilly visited two clients in the Bay area on September 24 to provide training on the changing landscape for punitive damage claims under maritime law.


September 11th, 2018

NBF attorneys Larry Altenbrun and Chris Reilly provided training to a client in Atlanta, Georgia on the topics of punitive damages and marine personal injury investigations.


September 10th, 2018

NBF attorneys Chris Reilly and Noah Jaffe participated in the MIAS annual golf tournament at the Everett Country Club. No co-participants or passersby were injured by errant shots. All divots were filled. It was an excellent day. NBF attorney Rivers Black joined them for the MIAS banquet that evening. A fun time was had by all.


September 10th, 2018

NBF attorney Pegeen Mulhern recently published an article on LinkedIn discussing the importance to the superyacht community of a provision in the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. The Act, signed into law in August 2018, will allow for U.S. documentation of recreational vessels of 300 gross tons or more without the requirement of USCG inspection.  Read the story here  https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6445016639758041088.


September 8th, 2018

NBF attorney Pegeen Mulhern took advantage of the National Park Service’s closure of the road above the  east rim of Crater Lake to vehicular traffic to take a hilly bike ride! Although the ride (or walk) is not long (just over 25 miles), it is above 5,000 feet and has plenty of inclines and declines. Riders reach speeds of over 40 mph on the descents. The morning of the Ride was fabulously clear and riders enjoyed a great view of this national treasure! For more information visit – http://ridetherimoregon.com/.