Industry Group | Bassford Remele

Insurance Industry

With more than 100 years of experience, we’ve become more than well respected for the role we’ve played in shaping insurance-coverage law in Minnesota and beyond. We have earned a reputation for taking on the most difficult and complex cases for insurers. We’ve built deep knowledge in nearly every insurance area – automobile and trucking, general liability, D&O, professional liability, environmental, homeowners and property, sexual misconduct, subrogation, and others.

Insurance coverage disputes are common yet complex. Bassford Remele has broad, national experience representing major insurers in all manner of claims. Before a lawsuit even begins, we lend analysis and investigation assistance, draft opinion letters, counsel as to risks, and design creative settlements where possible. Once litigation begins, we offer unparalleled trial experience. We have represented insurers in some of Minnesota’s largest insurance-coverage cases, frequently serving as liaison counsel in multi-defendant lawsuits. By way of example, we represent multiple insurers in coverage litigation arising out of sexual abuse claims against several Minnesota religious entities. We’ve also represented multiple insurers and served as liaison counsel in multi-party asbestos coverage litigation, including in Paul W. Abbott Co., Inc. v. Continental Cas. Co. in Ramsey County, Minnesota, and in In re Asbestos Ins. Coverage Litig. in Ramsey County, Minnesota (against 3M).

Insurers also trust Bassford Remele to defend their policyholders in a multitude of areas, including advertising injury, automobile/motor vehicle, consumer law defense, general liability, homeowners and property, employment, ERISA, products liability, professional liability, sexual misconduct, and more.