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October 4th, 2016

NBF supported and NBF attorney Chris Reilly attended and participated in the Thomas Miller (Americas) Inc. Play for Pink Charity Golf Outing benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. It was a great cause and first class event. No bystanders were injured by any of the errant balls that briefly grazed Chris’s clubs …


June 30th, 2016

NBF attorneys Noah Jaffe and Chris Reilly obtained a confirmation of an important arbitration decision on June 30, 2016 in King County Superior Court. The matter involves the enforcement of a “no sail” provision from a seaman’s personal injury lawsuit settlement agreement. The matter was recently the subject of an article in the U.K. P&I Club’s Bodily Injury News: http://www.ukpandi.com/fileadmin/uploads/uk-pi/Latest_Publications/2016_Publications/US_BI_News_June_16_WEB.pdf. Check out the article at p. 3 of the linked document.  


May 17th, 2016

NBF attorney Rivers Black participated in the Marine Panel Summit Conference for Markel Insurance in Milwaukee during May 16-18, 2016, where he served on the program committee, as a speaker and as a panel participant. 


May 3rd, 2016

NBF attorney Pegeen Mulhern assisted client Delta Marine Industries, Inc. with the closing and delivery of the 237 ft. motor yacht ALBATROSS. Here is an image of this beautiful yacht


April 28th, 2016

NBF attorney Chris P. Reilly traveled to Tampa, Florida to present on the topic of Good Practices in Shipboard Investigations to the risk management and safety management divisions of a U.S. shipowner. While there, he participated in the Tug VALOUR charity golf tournament.


March 15th, 2016

NBF attorney Chris Reilly and the firm’s client State of Alaska prevailed on a published decision in Division 1 of the Washington State Court of Appeals (Published decision).


March 15th, 2016

NBF is pleased to announce that attorneys Chris Nicoll, Rivers Black and Curt Feig have been selected to the 2016 Washington Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the state. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes, assuring a credible and relevant annual list.


March 5th, 2016

NBF attorneys Noah Jaffe and Chris Reilly prevailed in an arbitration on behalf of a shipowner to enforce a “no sail” provision in a seaman’s personal injury settlement. The remedy sought and obtained was specific performance of the provision and recovery of fees and costs.


February 10th, 2016

NBF is very pleased to announce that Seattle attorney Nina Mitchell will be moving her maritime practice to NBF and join us as a partner starting on February 12, 2016.


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.