Monthly Archives: March 2017

MWL Participates In Fight For Air Climb

MWL participated in the American Lung Association’s 2017 Fight For Air Climb Law Firm Challenge on March 18, 2017. The teams had to climb 47 floors of the U.S. Bank Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which entailed 94 flights of stairs, totaling 1,034 steps. This … Learn More

Pennsylvania Court Confirms Compensation Carrier Can Initiate Filing Of Third-Party Action

A long-standing controversy has been resolved and a major anti-subrogation obstacle in Pennsylvania has been overcome. The proverbial light bulb has gone on in the Quaker State. The ongoing debate in Pennsylvania over whether a workers’ compensation carrier can initiate … Learn More

Pennsylvania Creates New Opportunity For Employees To Gerrymander Third-Party Settlements

Serrano v. Workers’ Comp. Appeal Bd. (Ametek, Inc.), 2017 WL 563317 (Pa. Comm. 2017). On March 6, 2006, a container of metal powders, with which Serrano was working, exploded, severely burning him. Serrano sued Aramark Uniform and Career Apparel, Inc. … Learn More

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. Welcomes Caleb C.D. Katz To The Firm

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. (“MWL”) is pleased to announce that Caleb Katz has become an associate of the firm after a couple years serving as a paralegal and law clerk. Caleb will continue to practice insurance litigation and subrogation … Learn More

Subrogation And The Admissibility Of Expert Testimony

The use of expert witnesses has become an integral and indispensable aspect of American litigation, and it is often the side with the best expert who wins the day. The same holds true for subrogation files in which the subrogated … Learn More

Watts Settles Class Action Lawsuits Involving Floodsafe and Water Heater Connectors

Recently, Watts Regulator Company settled two separate class-action lawsuits involving their Floodsafe supply-line and Water Heater Connectors. Both products allegedly have design and manufacturing defects that cause them to fail prematurely. Therefore, please be aware that if you have a … Learn More