Monthly Archives: January 2020

Watson Grinding Explosion in Houston

On January 24, 2020, a massive explosion ripped through the Watson Grinding and Manufacturing facility in northwest Houston. The blast damaged 450 structures in the area surrounding the facility. MWL’s Texas office heard the news a few hours after the … Learn More

Massachusetts Weighs In On Third-Party Liability For Diminished Value Damages

Martins v. Vermont Mutual Ins. Co., 2019 WL 3818293 (D. Mass. 2019) A federal district court in Massachusetts has ruled that Massachusetts tort law does not provide for recovery of “inherent diminution in value” damages by a third-party claimant. The … Learn More

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. Welcomes Zahra Aziz To The Firm

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. (“MWL”) is pleased to announce that Zahra Aziz has joined our insurance litigation team as a senior associate attorney in our California branch office. Zahra’s litigation experience adds to a wealth of experience at MWL’s … Learn More

Recent Decisions Slowly Restoring Made Whole Sanity In Montana

Montana remains one of the toughest states to subrogate in because it has a very strict made whole policy. It is the rule in Montana that an insured must be totally reimbursed for all losses as well as costs, including … Learn More

WHERE’S THE BEEF? Subrogating Livestock/ Vehicle Collisions In Texas

There are 22 million vehicles registered in Texas. There are also 13 million head of cattle, the most in the country and over twice the number of the state with the second-most—Nebraska.[1] Cattle and cars intersect more often than insurance … Learn More