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June 26th, 2012

NBF attorneys Curt H. Feig and Michael A. Guadagno obtained summary judgment of dismissal of all claims against their clients in McDonald v. Farmers Insurance Company of Washington.  Plaintiffs submitted a claim to Farmers after they suffered theft of their medical marijuana plants.  Farmers denied the claim arguing that plaintiffs lacked an insurable interest in their medical marijuana, because it is illegal under federal law.  The court granted the defendants’ motion for summary judgment holding that plaintiffs were unable to establish the fair market value of their medical marijuana, because Washington law prohibits the sale thereof rendering no “market value” for the same.