Judge Bassler has presided over, ruled on, and been involved with numerous insurance disputes including: 
  • Action against reinsurer by reinsured for the recovery of defense costs in connection with asbestos litigation
  • Arbitrated question of whether a municipality’s excess insurer properly disclaimed coverage because of municipality’s breach of its contractual duty to cooperate in a defense
  • Class action brought against life insurer involving allegedly fraudulent and misleading claims in relation to the sale of life insurance to the plaintiff class
  • Contract dispute between underwriters and insurance company regarding the underwriters’ liability to pay reinsureds pursuant to facultative reinsurance contracts
  • Dispute between workers’ compensation insurer and facilitative reinsurer regarding contractual indemnification obligation enforcement
  • Dispute brought against insurer by sportswear manufacturing company seeking to recover under a comprehensive dishonesty, disappearance, and destruction policy
  • Dispute involving admissibility of expert's admission as to whether injury occurred at time of implant of heart valve, whether characterization of heart valve as "ticking time bomb" was admissible, and whether insurer's former employee's expert opinion as to insurer's reasonableness and good faith was admissible
  • Dispute whether plaintiff's predecessor-in-interest failed to provide timely notice in accordance with contract and whether New Jersey law requires a showing of prejudice to prevail on a late notice defense
  • Multi-party dispute between and among insurers concerning declaratory relief, contribution, and damages for the remediation of a hazardous substance contamination at an environmental site
  • Policy dispute between professional liability insurer and law firm that centered around reformation of policy limits based on attorney’s misrepresentations in insurance application
  • Suit concerning coverage obligations of reinsurance carrier with regard to claims brought against insolvent insurer arising from defective heart valves