Monthly Archives: June 2016

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. Welcomes Lauren M. Davis To The Firm

Lauren M. Davis has joined the insurance litigation team at Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. as an associate attorney in our New Orleans branch office. Formerly a litigator with Hangartner, Rydberg, and Terrell and a defense attorney with Sutterfield & … Learn More

Ohio Supreme Court Weighs In On Horizontal Immunity

Even Non-Employer Contractors Are Entitled To Exclusive Remedy Protection Exclusive remedy protection is being handed out to non-employers like candy on Halloween by courts and legislatures across the nation, and Ohio is the latest state to join the giveaway. On … Learn More

District of Columbia’s Workers’ Compensation Statute Amended To Provide For Sharing Of Fees/Costs

Until recently, the District of Columbia workers’ compensation subrogation statute, found at § 32-1535, was silent on how or whether attorneys’ fees/costs are to be charged or apportioned when the worker files suit. When an employer or workers’ compensation insurance … Learn More

FOLLOWING THE MONEY: Subrogating MSC-90 Payments Against An Uninsured Operator

Trucking insurers issuing motor carrier policies which contain MCS-90 Endorsements may be overlooking significant subrogation and recovery opportunities. MCS-90 subrogation is a fascinating and under-utilized means of recovery that can significantly increase an insurance carrier’s bottom line. Understanding the history behind … Learn More

THE EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULE: Understanding The Dual Capacity Doctrine

The Exclusive Remedy Rule is neither exclusive nor a remedy. What began as a cornerstone of the social insurance experiment known as workers’ compensation has become so riddled with leaks that employers and their insurers often give up on subrogation … Learn More