Monthly Archives: April 2013

Ruffed Grouse Society Honors Ryan L. Woody At Milwaukee Banquet

The Ruffed Grouse Society honored Attorney Ryan L. Woody on April 22, 2013 for his work on behalf of the organization in national conservation issues, including an amicus brief in a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

A Victory For FEHBA Subrogation

Court Recognizes Importance of Subrogation In Reducing Premiums: Calingo v. Meridian Resource Co., LLC, 2013 WL 1250448 (S.D.N.Y. 2013). The U.S. government sponsors more than 350 different health Plans covering more than nine million federal employees, retirees, and beneficiaries through the … Learn More

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. Introduces New Subrogation Website

Already known for hosting the country’s premier subrogation website, this week Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. (MWL) unveiled its new website – a completely reworked, state-of-the-art, interactive subrogation tool which promises to make your subrogation responsibilities easier and more effective. … Learn More


U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Holds Equity Does Not Trump Plan Language. On April 16, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-anticipated decision in U.S. Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen, 2013 WL 1567371 (2013), a case in which the future of ERISA … Learn More

Minnesota Ruling On UM/UIM Subrogation Proves Timing Is Everything

A new Minnesota Court of Appeals decision makes clear that timing is everything when it comes to UIM subrogation. The court’s decision in Russell v. Haji-Ali, 826 N.W.2d 216 (Minn. App. 2013) means that a claims professional settling a uninsured/underinsured … Learn More

Arkansas Supreme Court Confirms PIP/Med Pay Subrogation Rights

Until recently, there had been a big question over whether a PIP or Med Pay carrier had a right of subrogation in Arkansas. A.C.A. § 23-79-146 authorizes subrogation rights for any casualty insurer, accident and health insurer. It provides as … Learn More

DAVID v. GOLIATH: I.R.S. Tax Lien v. Med Pay Subro Lien

In 1 Samuel 17, the Bible tells one of the most poignant and motivating stories of all time. The Philistine army had gathered for war against Israel. The two armies faced each other, camped for battle on opposite sides of … Learn More