Monthly Archives: November 2015

Happy Thanksgiving From Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.

During the brutal winter of 1620-21, Miles Standish, the English military officer hired by the Pilgrims as military advisor for Plymouth Colony and one of the Mayflower passengers, played a leading role in the administration and defense of the colony. … Learn More

WHEN BOATS BURN: Subrogating Marina Boat Storage Losses

The owner of the vintage 1968 57-foot Chris Craft Constellation Yacht could barely recognize the custom mahogany plank craftsmanship of his boat through the blackened ash and the tears. Yet it was the owner’s insurance company who should have been … Learn More

PUTTING THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE: Amendment Proposed To Massachusetts’ Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Statute in Response to Judicial Activism

In the normal course of American jurisprudence, legislation is passed and courts decide cases according to the laws that have been passed. It seems that in Massachusetts, they have it backwards. Section 15 of the Massachusetts’ Workers’ Compensation Act provides … Learn More