Practice Group | Bassford Remele

Appellate Practice

Our lawyers have an established track record of winning appeals. We bring to every case a deep knowledge of the procedural requirements and substantive strategies unique to appeals. Whether for a new or existing client, our team offers each case fresh eyes, expertise, and focus on the critical details that make the difference in the outcome of an appeal.

Beyond helping our own clients, our attorneys have a history of affiliating with other firms to represent their clients throughout the appeals process, be that for large firms when cases present a conflict of interest or small firms or solo practices that need appeals practitioners they can trust. With more than 125 combined years of experience in appellate courts, our attorneys have provided representation in almost every industry including, among others, construction, technology, transportation, law enforcement, hospitality, and health care.

Representative Cases

Represented a global computer-equipment company on appeal, obtaining a decision affirming and reinstating an $800 million arbitration award in a misappropriation of a trade secret dispute. Seagate Tech., LLC v. Western Digital Corp., 854 N.W.2d 750 (Minn. 2014).

Represented an insurer on appeal, obtaining a decision affirming judgment that no sexual misconduct coverage was available to a sexual abuser. Clifford v. Church Mut. Ins. Co., 655 F. App’x 293 (6th Cir. 2016).

Represented an employee on appeal, obtaining a decision affirming that an employee terminated in violation of the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act may seek damages for wrongful discharge. Burt v. Rackner, Inc., 902 N.W.2d 448 (Minn. 2017).

Represented a property owner on appeal, obtaining a decision affirming summary judgment on a construction negligence claim.

Represented a medical records provider on appeal, obtaining a decision affirming summary judgment on the grounds that the Minnesota Health Records Act does not confer a private cause of action. Larson v. Nw. Mut. Life Ins. Co., 855 N.W.2d 293 (Minn. 2014).

Represented a trustee on appeal, reversing a Court of Appeals decision and achieving reinstatement of wrongful-death verdicts in a consolidated railroad-crossing case. Frazier v. Burlington N. Santa Fe Corp., 811 N.W.2d 618 (Minn. 2012).

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