Monthly Archives: August 2016

Richard Schuster Becomes Partner Of The Firm

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. (“MWL”) is pleased to announce that Richard Schuster has been made a partner of the firm. Rich has been with MWL since 2012, concentrating his practice on large loss subrogation and product liability cases, including … Learn More

TAKING SUBROGATION SHORTCUTS MEANS GETTING CUT SHORT: New Louisiana Decision Highlights Pitfalls Of Not Intervening

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. has consistently advised its Louisiana clients to always intervene in third-party tort suits to recover workers’ compensation benefits, as some published opinions have suggested that a workers’ compensation carrier waives its right of recovery if … Learn More

New Major Medicare Advantage Decision

On August 8, 2016, the 11th Circuit issued its opinion in Humana v. Western Heritage, 15-11436 (11th Cir., August 8, 2016). It is a major victory for Medicare Advantage Organizations (MOAs) and a major blow to liability insurers. Matthiesen, Wickert … Learn More

SLICING THE PIE: Resolving Multiple Claims in Excess of Policy Limits

Insurance subrogation professionals are routinely faced with minimum limits scenarios which complicate otherwise straightforward subrogation cases. When a third-party liability carrier’s insurance limits are insufficient to pay the claims of multiple claimants, the carrier must begin to assess the hierarchy … Learn More

Subrogating Damage To Property Without Market Value

The amount and dollar value of insurance claims relating to property loss alone dwarf all other lines of insurance. Water losses in the U.S. result in more than $9 billion in property damage annually. Fire losses result in more than … Learn More