Olympic Pipeline Subrogation Recovery


Represented several foreign and domestic insurance companies in litigation arising from the Olympic pipeline rupture and explosion in Bellingham, Washington.  As a result of the unavailability of the pipeline, Atlantic Richfield sustained  business interruption and extra expense losses.  The litigation involved the resolution of coverage issues with Atlantic Richfield and a subrogation action against the owner and operator of the pipeline. The subrogation case settled for a confidential amount a month before trial was scheduled to begin in federal court in Seattle.