Practice Groups

General Liability

Over the last century, Bassford Remele attorneys have earned a reputation for taking on the most difficult and complex liability cases. We have extensive trial experience in handling all aspects of general liability litigation, covering a wide range and variety of injury and wrongful death claims. We handle the most difficult and complicated cases that often cannot be reasonably resolved by settlement and proceed to trial.

We are accomplished litigators and take pride in advising and representing a broad mix of clients — corporations, businesses, health care providers, property owners and managers, professionals, product manufacturers and designers, insurance companies, and municipalities — on all aspects of general liability litigation, from the initial stages of risk management and avoidance, through risk assessment and litigation, and all the way through trial.

Representative Cases

Currently representing a Minnesota county in a wrongful death action arising from a road construction project. DeWolf v. Dakota Cty., 19HA-CV-17-2682 (Dakota Cty. Minn. 2017).

Currently representing an insurance company in a multimillion dollar subrogation matter arising out of a greenhouse fire. Midwest Family Mut. Ins. Co. v. Techtronic Indus. N. Am., Inc., No. 02-CV-17-1672 (Anoka Cty. Minn.).

Currently representing the permissive user of a highly insured vehicle involved in a motor vehicle accident, resulting in a triple fatality and severe personal injuries.

Defended a health system at trial, obtaining a jury defense verdict in a premises liability case. Taylor v. Allina Health Sys., d/b/a Abbott Nw. Hosp., 27-CV-15-19157 (Hennepin Cty. Minn. 2017).

Represented a family, obtaining a favorable resolution in a motor vehicle accident involving an intoxicated driver who crossed the centerline, which resulted in the fatality of the father. Niemann v. The Scoreboard Inc., No. 27-CV-04-6227 (Hennepin Cty. Minn. 2017).

Defended an oil and propane company at trial, obtaining a defense jury verdict in a case involving frozen pipes. Fed. Ins. Co. v. Interstate Energy, LLC, No. 12CV13 (Douglas Cty. Wis. 2013).

Represented a trustee at a consolidated trial, obtaining a verdict in excess of $21 million in a wrongful death action involving four decedents arising out of a railroad crossing accident. Frazier v. Burlington N. Santa Fe, No. 02-C1-06-10212 (Anoka Cty. Minn. 2012).

Represented the family of a young man, obtaining a favorable resolution in a civil rights case involving the young man being fatally shot by a police officer during an altercation. Marth v. Herman, No. 10-4842 (D. Minn. 2012).

Represented a bar patron, obtaining a favorable resolution when the patron suffered vicious knife wounds inflicted by an intoxicated patron who likely intended the wounds to be fatal. Foster v. BCD Ventures, Inc., No. 27-CV-0618572 (Hennepin Cty. Minn. 2010).

Defended a company and its employee at trial, obtaining a defense jury verdict in an accident involving a skid loader. Domagala v. Rolland, No. 82-CV-08-3973 (Washington Cty. Minn. 2009).

Represented a woman, who was a passenger on a motorcycle being driven by her husband, obtaining a favorable resolution in a motor vehicle accident when the other driver ran a red light and struck the motorcycle, which resulted in the fatality of the husband and serious injuries to the wife. Rippentrop v. Racine, No. 19-C9-06-6941 (Dakota Cty. Minn. 2008).

Represented a family at trial, obtaining a $5 million jury verdict in a truck/motor vehicle accident, which resulted in the fatality of the five-year old daughter and spinal cord injuries to the father, rendering him a paraplegic. McSorley v. Novosel, No. PI 02-17135 (Hennepin Cty. Minn. 2003).