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January 4th, 2016

NBF attorney Chris Nicoll successfully obtained summary judgment in federal court and limited liability for a vessel owner whose vessel was destroyed in a marina fire. Two subrogating insurers had challenged the limitation action and sought damages from our client. Chris successfully argued that the opposing expert’s opinion about the cause of the fire was speculative and that there was no proof of negligence or unseaworthiness needed to defeat the limitation action.


December 22nd, 2015

NBF attorney Shannon Trivett was recently admitted to practice in the State of Alaska.


December 22nd, 2015

NBF announced that it will be holding its annual Mardi Gras party on January 28, 2016 in conjunction with the Marine Insurance Association of Seattle (MIAS) week of activities. Mark your calendars (and keep an eye on your inbox for details)!!


November 10th, 2015

NBF attorney Larry Altenbrun recently helped save a neighbor’s life and was recognized in a press release issued by the local fire department. Wow!!


November 5th, 2015

NBF attorneys Chris Reilly, Jeremy Jones, Noah Jaffe, and Shannon Trivett attended the Federal Bar Association’s all-day CLE “Current Issues in Maritime Law.”


November 4th, 2015

NFB attorneys Noah Jaffe and Shannon Trivett attended the Northwest Longshore Administrators Association’s presentation on fraud prosecutions in Longshore claims handling.


October 29th, 2015

NBF attorney Curt Feig, assisted by NBF attorney Shannon Trivett, successfully obtained dismissal of both an Insurance Fair Conduct Act claim and a claim for attorney’s fees asserted against their client in federal court.


October 24th, 2015

NBF attorney Chris Reilly participated in the National Business Institute CLE program Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the “Rambo” Litigator and was the presented on the topic of Dirty Tricks That You Need To Look Out For In Discovery.


October 22nd, 2015

NBF attorney Pegeen Mulhern is speaking at the  Northwest Marine Trade Association’s 2015 Northwest Marina & Boatyard Conference at the Kitsap Conference Center on October 29, 2015.  Pegeen will be presenting legal perspectives on disaster preparedness “Planning for the Best Outcome in the Worst Circumstances.”  She will also respond to questions from conference attendees as a participant on a “Stump the Lawyer” panel.


September 30th, 2015

NBF attorneys Jeremy Jones and Larry Altenbrun obtained a complete defense verdict in a case that went to trial in King County Superior Court. In Chun v. Selene Seattle, LLC et al., the plaintiff asserted seven separate causes of action against two defendants, both of whom were represented by NBF. The case was tried in September 2015, with Jones serving as first chair trial attorney. On September 30, the Court issued its Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, ruling in favor of the defendants with respect to every cause of action.