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March 27th, 2019

NBF attorney Larry Altenbrun published an article on LinkedIn exploring the Batterton v. Dutra case, regarding which the Supreme Court heard oral argument on March 25. That case involves the issue of whether an injured seaman is entitled to seek punitive damages based upon an claim for unseaworthiness. Larry’s article can be found here: //

March 22nd, 2019

NBF attorneys Rivers Black, Larry Altenbrun and Chris Reilly returned from a 5-day trip to London to visit clients and colleagues in the London market. During the trip, the trio provided presentations on the topics of punitive damages, maritime personal injury law primer, the effective use of litigation experts.

February 6th, 2019

NBF attorneys Larry Altenbrun and Chris Reilly provided a U.S. shipowner client training on Not a Puny Concern: The Expansion of Punitive Damages in Maritime Actions and Good Practices in Shipboard Investigations.

January 24th, 2019

NBF attorney Jeremy Jones was elected President of the Marine Insurance Association of Seattle (“MIAS”), which is the leading marine insurance professional association in the Pacific Northwest. MIAS is comprised of marine underwriters, claims professionals, surveyors, attorneys, and others who participate in the marine insurance market. Congratulations Jeremy and thanks for your service to this important organization!!

January 22nd, 2019

NBF attorney Chris Reilly has written a new article titled, “Follow These Nine Guidelines to Succeed As a Litigation Consultant (and Expert Witness).” Check it out and let us know what you think.

January 4th, 2019

The annual NBF Mardi Gras Party should be on your calendar for the evening of Wednesday, January 23. We are again holding it at the J&M Café. Check your e-mail for the invitation!!

January 4th, 2019

Our many recreational vessel owning clients may be interested to know that the U.S. Coast Guard is now offering recreational vessel owners an opportunity to renew their certificate of documentation for more than one year at a time. Instructions are posted on the NVDC website.


December 20th, 2018

NBF attorney Rod Fonda was named to Who’s Who Legal – Shipping 2019.

December 11th, 2018

NBF attorney Pegeen Mulhern recently published an article, “U.S. Flag to Opening to Yachts of 300 Gross Tons or More” in the 2018 edition of the Northwest Marine Trade Association’s magazine Superyacht Northwest.

December 11th, 2018

Please note that NBF will host its 11th annual Mardi Gras Party at the J&M Cafe in Seattle on January 23, 2019 in conjunction with the Marine Insurance Association of Seattle (MIAS) week of activities.