Michael Moore | Corr Cronin Michelson Baumgardner Fogg & Moore LLP
Michael Moore
mmoore@corrcronin.com
(206) 621-1502

 

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Practice Overview

Mr. Moore is a partner in the firm.  Mr. Moore's practice includes all areas of civil litigation, including complex business disputes, the defense of class actions and claims against the officers of major corporations, intellectual property litigation, and insurance coverage disputes.  Mr. Moore has brought and defended cases in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Illinois, Kentucky, Alabama, Iowa, New York, and Delaware, both on the federal and state level.  His current and past clients include Fortune 500 Companies like T-Mobile, Amazon.com, AT&T and USAA.

Mr. Moore has won every case that he has taken to trial and has recovered almost $100,000,000 for his clients.  Washington Law and Politics magazine has selected Mr. Moore as a Washington "Super Lawyer" seven years in a row, including 2015.

Education / Background

  • J.D., Boston University School of Law
  • Third Year Editor, American Journal of Law and Medicine
  • B.A., Journalism, Political Science, University of Iowa
  • Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Law Clerk, Washington State Court of Appeals

Representative Cases

Class Action Defense

  • Lorenzana v. 2nd Story Software – Defended Blucora (formerly known as Infospace) subsidiary 2nd Story Software against a proposed national consumer class action, securing outright dismissal of the case after completing initial discovery and filing a motion for summary judgment.
  • Daniels / McGinnis v. T-Mobile – Successfully defended T-Mobile against a proposed national class actions alleging inadequate disclosure of roaming fees, securing dismissal of the majority of the claims alleged on summary judgment.
  • Schwendeman v. USAA Insurance – Successfully defended class action claims relating to the use of non-OEM parts by insurer, defeating class certification and clarifying the standard regarding the admissibility of expert opinions in class actions within Washington.

Insurance Coverage

  • Cingular Wireless Services, Inc. v. Federal Insurance Company – Successfully tried claims against Chubb subsidiary to verdict in a multi-week jury trial, securing a jury verdict on all counts, an award in excess of $10 million, and one of the first findings of bad faith against a directors and officers liability insurer.
  • AT&T Mobility, Inc. v. Lloyds – Successfully litigated claims in excess of $47 million against Lloyd's of London.
  • F.C. Bloxom v. Fireman's Fund – Tried coverage and bad faith claims against Fireman's Fund to verdict, securing a jury verdict on all counts, and one of the first ever findings of bad faith against an insurer under Washington's Insurance Fair Conduct Act.
  • Amazon.com v. Swiss Re, et al. – Successfully prosecuted multi-million dollar claim for insurance coverage on behalf of Amazon.com against multiple insurers in federal court for the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Pendleton Woolen Mills v. Employers Ins. of Wausau – Overcame multiple motions for summary judgment brought by defendant insurers to recover several million dollars in environmental cleanup costs for Pendleton.
  • Todd Shipyards v. IRI – Litigated claims against several insurers for damages incurred by Todd Shipyards as a result of the 2001 Seattle Nisqually earthquake.

Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Complex Commercial Litigation

  • Courtney Love v. Nirvana, L.L.C., David Grohl, and Krist Novoselic – Successfully defended Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Nirvana L.L.C. against various claims brought by Courtney Love in an attempt to dissolve Nirvana L.L.C. and gain control over the Nirvana music catalog.
  • Airbiquity v. AT&T – Currently defending AT&T against patent infringement claims relating to 3GPP cellular text standard.
  • Avocent v. Belkin – Successfully defended Belkin against patent infringement claims relating to KVM switches.
  • JEC v. Queensryche – Successfully defended the members of the band Queensryche from claims alleged by a Japanese concert promoter regarding the cancellation of a proposed tour of Japan by Queensryche after the events of 9/11.
  • Implicit Networks v. Advanced Micro Devices – Currently assisting in the defense of various patent infringement claims asserted against AMD.
  • The Reverend Horton Heat v. Sub Pop – Successfully litigated claims for fraud, violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act, and breach of contract on behalf of The Reverend Horton Heat against Sub Pop Records.
  • Jefferson Tower MRI v. Swedish Health Services – Litigated multi-million dollar claims for fraud, violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act, and breach of contract against Washington's largest hospital based on its attempt to wrongfully assume control of MRI joint venture controlled by local physicians.
  • Hydropro v. U.S. Filter – Successfully defended multi-million dollar claims brought by the State of Alaska's North Slope Borough against U.S. Filter.

Unfair Competition

  • Fluke v. Milwaukee Electric Tool – Currently defending Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation against claims of unfair competition arising from the hiring of former employees of Fluke.
  • Pacific Horizon v. Repin – Successfully litigated claims for unfair competition against departing employees seeking to leverage their former employer's trade secrets to gain control over the delivery of ship fuel in the Russian Far East.

Professional Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association