John McDonald

John is an experienced litigator in Harris Bricken’s Seattle office. He represents clients in complex commercial, insurance, and partnership matters. John practices in both state and federal courts and advises his clients from the inception of a matter through arbitration and trial. He has successfully drafted and argued many motions, he has extensive deposition experience, and he has experience in a variety of alternative-dispute resolution fora.

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My Cannabis Business Insurer Reserved Rights. What Does That Mean?

Many insurance coverage issues in the cannabis space are relatively new. From fire protection at farms to theft protection in transit, policyholders and insurers alike are facing novel situations applied to old policy language. In the insurance world, when a new or complicated situation presents itself, many insurers will conditionally accept coverage under a “reservation

My Insurer Is Stonewalling: Can I Get Attorneys’ Fees For That? (In Washington, You Might)

My Cannabis Business Insurer Is Stonewalling: Can I Get Attorneys’ Fees For That? (In Washington, You Might)

Insurance issues in the cannabis space are multiplying daily as operations continue to expand across United States markets. Cannabis companies face the risk of operational losses as a result of fires, burglary, business interruptions, and myriad other events. Cannabis companies also pay hefty premiums on insurance policies to cover those very losses. Many companies discover,

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Cannabis Insurance and Coverage Disputes

Legal representation in disputes with insurers has become paramount for cannabis companies in an ever-expanding operational environment. Cannabis companies may seek to insure against risk of loss as a result of challenges such as unexpected fires, crop protection, business interruption, or adverse consumer reactions to products. In many instances, cannabis companies are even required to