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August 16th, 2017

NBF attorney Chris Nicoll co-authored an article entitled “From the World of Asbestos,” for the Summer 2017 Defense News published by the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association. (see pages 15 – 18 of linked .pdf)

August 10th, 2017

NBF lawyer Chris Nicoll recently obtained a dismissal on behalf of a wholesale insurance broker in a broker liability case in Idaho.

July 28th, 2017

NBF attorney Pegeen Mulhern is chair  of the committee organizing the Kitsap Peninsula Out of the Darkness Community Walk. This fund- and awareness-raising walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and is one of 375 community walks around the country. In addition to the 2.4 Mile walk (which starts and ends at the Bainbridge Island High School), a variety of community organizations will have booths set up to answer questions and provide resources to all. The Walk on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Registration is open now. For information and to sign-up for as an individual, team or volunteer at Contact Pegeen at if you have any questions.

July 25th, 2017

The NBF team and families gathered on Bainbridge Island on July 22, 2017 for our 13th annual summer picnic and donned sporty sunglasses to celebrate the occasion.

July 6th, 2017

The work of NBF attorneys Chris Nicoll and Noah Jaffe as amicus brief writers for the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers proved instrumental in achieving a favorable result on the issue of personal jurisdiction over a component manufacturer in  Noll v. Am. Biltrite, Inc., 188 Wn.2d 402, 395 P.3d 1021 (2017). Chris Nicoll and Noah Jaffe’s amicus brief on behalf of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association was also successful in Swank v. Valley Christian Sch., 188 Wn.2d 663, 398 P.3d 1108 (2017).


July 5th, 2017

NBF attorneys Noah Jaffe and Chris Reilly received word that Division I of the Washington State Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s decision in the matter of OSG Ship Management, Inc. v. Sisto Andrew. The case involved the enforcement of a settlement agreement “no sail” provision through arbitration.

June 8th, 2017

NBF attorney Rivers Black attended the 2017 International Cargo Insurance Conference (ICIC) on June 5-7, 2017 in London, England.  The purpose of the ICIC is to provide a platform for the education and professional development of all those within the marine cargo insurance community.

May 10th, 2017

NBF attorney Larry Altenbrun will be participating in North Star Insurance Services’ F/V DESTINATION Memorial Golf Tournament on May 15, 2017.  NBF is proud to support this golf tournament and North Star’s silent auction, which will benefit the F/V DESTINATION fund.

May 7th, 2017

NBF attorneys Pegeen Mulhern and Shannon Trivett will be attending the Annual General Meeting of Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) USA in Long Beach, California on May 17, 2017.  NBF is a proud sponsor of this year’s conference, the theme of which is “The Future of Shipping: Innovation, Technology, and the Changing Face of the Maritime Workforce.”

May 6th, 2017

NBF attorneys Curt Feig and Larry Altenbrun recently spent a week in New York meeting with clients and updating them on developments in Washington law. Curt gave presentations  on covenant judgments in the context of reservation of rights defenses under Washington law and on Washington insurance claims handling regulations. Larry provided a presentation on developments related to the availability of punitive damages in maritime law and how these developments impact marine insurance. NBF takes pride in bringing value to our clients, often by presenting in-house educational seminars. If you are interested in setting up a seminar with attorneys from NBF, feel free to call or email any of our attorneys.