Monthly Archives: May 2015

Join MWL For A Webinar On July 14, 2015 – Colorado Automobile Subrogation: The Nuts And Bolts

Gary Wickert will be presenting a complimentary webinar on Colorado Automobile Subrogation: The Nuts And Bolts on July 14, 2015 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. (CDT). This webinar will cover the nuts and bolts of auto subrogation in Colorado, touching on every topic … Learn More

MWL Successfully Defends Employer Against Third-Party Contribution And Indemnification Litigation In Hawai’i

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.’s (“MWL”) team of seasoned litigators continue to assist employers to defy arduous hurdles presented by third-party contribution suits. When faced with a personal injury claim from an injured employee, defendant-tortfeasors can sometimes go on the … Learn More

Gary Wickert’s Op-Ed Appears In Missoulian Newspaper

On April 20, 2015, the Montana Legislature passed Senate Bill 288, making it easier for Montana’s employers to subrogate workers’ compensation claims. Trial lawyers cried foul, and on April 29, 2015, Democrat Governor Steve Bullock vetoed the business-friendly Bill. In … Learn More

Subrogating Condominium Damage

Imagine opening the door to your condominium (“condo”) only to be confronted by several inches of standing water. The first call is to your insurance company, which must then consider not only mitigating, adjusting, and paying the claim, but subrogating … Learn More

Governor Bullock Sides With Trial Lawyers Over Small Businesses

Montana businesses are learning the hard way the cost of electing a Democrat governor. The Montana legislature represents a solid, common sense, Republican majority which understands the vital role that a business-friendly environment plays in stimulating the real job creators … Learn More

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Weighs In On Carrier’s Right To File Third-Party Action

The ongoing saga in Pennsylvania – colloquially referred to as the “reluctant plaintiff problem” – has perhaps come to an end. Section 671 of Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Statute couldn’t be clearer. It unambiguously states, “…the employer shall be subrogated … Learn More