Cozen O’Connor: Bugaighis, Nadia A.

Nadia A. Bugaighis

Associate

Seattle

(206) 224-1245

(206) 621-8783

Recent Publication:

Tenth Circuit: That “Particular Part” Deemed Ambiguous [Alert]

Nadia Bugaighis discusses the decision in MTI and why insurers should carefully consider jurisdiction and choice of law when determining how to apply the j(5) and j(6) property damage exclusions.

Nadia Anisa Bugaighis joined Cozen O'Connor's Seattle office in 2012. She is an associate in the Global Insurance Department. In 2011, Nadia worked as a summer associate with the firm.

Nadia earned her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law. She worked with the Legislative Advocacy Clinic and participated in the Puget Sound Area Minority Clerkship Program. Nadia received her bachelor's degree in art history from Vassar College.

Publications

Tenth Circuit: That “Particular Part” Deemed Ambiguous [Alert]

February 25, 2019

Nadia Bugaighis discusses the decision in MTI and why insurers should carefully consider jurisdiction and choice of law when determining how to apply the j(5) and j(6) property damage exclusions.

Tenth Circuit Holds That Two-and-One-Half Years and Two-and-One-Half Million Dollars Do Not Constitute Prejudice [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog] Blog Post

April 01, 2014

In BSC Holding, Inc. et al. v. Lexington Ins. Co., — Fed.Appx. –, 2014 WL 929194 (10th Cir., March 11, 2014), the Tenth Circuit recently underscored how difficult it can be for an insurer to demonstrate prejudice as a result of late notice.

Courts Continue to Split on Whether Defense Obligation Is a First Party Benefit Under Colorado Law, but Agree Duty to Defend Is a Joint and Several Obligation [Global Insurance Alert]

March 19, 2013

In D.R. Horton, Inc.—Denver v. Mountain States Mutual Casualty Co., No. 12-cv-01080 (February 25, 2013), another U.S. District Court judge for the District of Colorado determined a liability insured seeking defense costs from its insurer may qualify as a “first-party claimant” for purposes of Colorado’s Unfair Claim Settlement Practices Act, potentially entitling the insured to recover unpaid defense costs, attorneys’ fees in prosecuting the recovery action and two times the unpaid defense costs as a penalty.

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  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • Vassar College, B.A.
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit