In addition to general complex litigation experience, our Litigation Practice Group emphasizes resolution of environmental disputes and insurance coverage litigation. We also represent retailers in connection with a wide variety of disputes.
We provide advice about environmental matters to virtually all of the firm's retail clients. This includes a critical review of existing data and reports and the development of effective strategies designed to shield our clients from environmental liability and to avoid interference with their business operations. We also participate in mediation and litigation concerning environmental disputes arising from non-retail (typically industrial) sites. We have been involved in assessing 1000's of retail sites and have participated in litigation concerning 100's of very large industrial sites.
Environmental Insurance Coverage We have represented insurers in many environmental insurance coverage disputes. These include several large, multi-site and multi-party actions and disputes, including:
- Travelers Insurance Company v. Ross Electric
- Zandt Brass Foundry, et al. v. Travelers, et al.
- Dant & Russell, Inc. v. United Insurance Company, et al.
- Cosden Oil v. Travelers, et al.
- Champion International v. Aetna, et al.
- Truck Insurance v. Leichner, et al.
- Joseph Simon & Sons v. Aetna Fire Underwriters Ins. Co., et al.
- Ace Galvanizing, Inc. v. Maryland Casualty, et al.
- Washington Natural Gas v. Aetna, et al.
- Joseph Seagram & Sons v. Travelers Indemnity Co., et al.
- PACCAR Inc. v. Alba General Insurance Company, et al.
- Georgia-Pacific v. Aetna, et al.
- American Linen Supply Co. v. Travelers Indemnity Co.
- Snokist Growers, et al. v. WIGA, et al.
- Daiichiya-Loves Bakery, Inc. v. Travelers
- E.J. Bartells v. Travelers Indemnity Co.
- Lewis County v. Travelers Indemnity Co.
- Public Utility Dist. No. 1 of Chelan County v. Cigna, et al.
- Cascade Natural Gas Corp. v. Aetna, et al.
- McGillis & Gibbs v. Travelers
- Puget Power & Light v. Aetna
- ICN Pharmaceuticals v. Fireman's Fund, et al.
- Foss Maritime v. Travelers
- Overall Petroleum Co. v. Kiewit Pacific Co., et al.
- Todd Shipyards v. Travelers
- ZRZ Realty Co., et al. v. Bellafonte Reinsurance, et al.
- Puget Sound Energy v. Alba General Insurance Company, et al.
- Dillingham Construction Co. v. The Continental Insurance Co., et al.
- Louisiana Pacific Corporation v. Aetna Casualty and Surety Co., et al.
- Travelers v. Ribi Immunochem
- North Pacific v. Travelers
- Sandvik v. Travelers
- Boeing v. London Market
- Weyerhaeuser v. Agricultural Ins.
- City of Seattle v. Travelers
- Lucky Stores v. Travelers
- Port of Bellingham v. Andrew Weir Insurance Co., et al.
- Puget Sound Energy v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyds, et al.
- Travelers v. Edwin Hunter
- City of Yakima v. Lexington Ins. Co.
- Rayonier v. Travelers Indemnity
- Travelers Indemnity Co. of Illinois v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, et al.
- The People of the State of California and the City of Lodi v. M & P Investments, et al.
- 1700 Seventh LP v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Company
- Transpacific Corporation, et al. v. AIG Insurance, et al.
- Continental Ins. Co. v. Foss Maritime Co., et al.
- Duwamish River Slip 4 Superfund Site
- Overlake Village - Redmond WA
- Royal Ins. v. Dil Trust, et al.
- King County v. Swiss Reinsurance America Corporation, et al.
In addition, we have represented insurers in connection with amicus briefing before Washington and Oregon appellate courts in the following cases:
- Boeing v. Aetna, et al.
- Queen City Farms v. Central National Insurance Company
- Transamerican Insurance Company v. Genell Mays
- Key Tronic Corporation v. Aetna, et al.
- Weyerhaeuser Company v. Aetna Casualty and Surety Co.
- Olds-Olympic, Inc. v. Commercial Union Insurance Co., et al.
- Kitsap County v. Allstate Insurance Company, et al.
- Northern Insurance Co. of New York v. William Fjetland, et al. (B&L Trucking)
- Kathryn A. Ellis v. American States Insurance Co.
- Autosox USA, Inc., et al. v. Zurich North America and Northern Insurance Company of New York, Inc.
- Puget Sound Energy, Inc. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, London, et al.
Construction Coverage and Other Insurance Matters In addition to participation in numerous mediations and non-litigated negotiations concerning construction defects and other coverage matters, we have also represented insurers in many construction defect (and other insurance-related) cases, including:
- Seattle Heights v. Travelers
- Diamaco v. Travelers
- State Farm v. Travelers
- Holmberg v. Roy Street Associates
- Travelers v. Titan Construction
- 2400-8th Ave. North Condominium Owners v. Cascade Condominiums, et al.
- Nelson v. Best Western International
- St. Paul Fire & Marine v. Travelers, et al.
- Board of Trustees of the Western Conference of Teamsters Pensions Trust Fund v. The Travelers Insurance Company
- Frasu v. Lexington Ins. Co., et al.
- Travelers Insurance Co. v. WI, Inc.
- Northwest Family Practice v. Aetna
- Travelers v. Wausau
- Travelers v. Eastside Glass
- Sherron Associates v. Travelers
- McNeill Construction, Inc., et al. v. Don Brown, et ux., et al.
- SSHI, LLC, et al. v. Travelers Property Casualty Insurance Company, et al.
- Talbot Park Owners Association v. Talbot Park Development Partners, et al.
- Wells Exterior Wall Systems
- Travelers v. TRA Associates
- Lakeside at Leschi Building Association v. Maryland Casualty Company
- Splater v. Thermal Ease
- Hoyt Commons v. Aspen Commons
- Broadview Development v. TKCC, Inc., et al.
- Argonaut Ins. Co. v. TKCC, Inc., et al.
- MRC Holdings, et al. v. City of Homer, et al.
- Titan Construction v. Mid-Continent
We gladly serve the firm's retail clients by zealously representing them in a wide variety of disputes with an eye to cost conscious, successful results. These disputes run the gamut of our clients' diverse operations, including licensing, vendor disputes, real estate disputes (including claims arising under retail leases), customer complaints, defective products, contractual disputes and operational issues.
If there is an opportunity for us to help you, please let us know. We would be delighted.
Please contact Tom James, Managing Member, at 206.438.5225 (tel); 206.438.5226 (fax); or , or any other member of our group. We look forward to hearing from you!