Florida Supreme Court Decision Gives Clue As To Ability Of Workers’ Comp Carrier To Subrogate In Legal Malpractice Cases

A new ruling from the Florida Supreme Court may shed some light into ability of a workers’ compensation carrier to seek reimbursement from an employee’s legal malpractice claim against his or her personal injury attorney. In a case that had … Learn More

Mandatory Auto Arbitration: When It Absolutely, Positively, Must Be Arbitrated

When one insurance company subrogates against another insurance company and both are members of intercompany arbitration, such as Arbitration Forums, arbitration is mandatory. It is the type of damages sought that determines whether arbitration is compulsory, not the type of … Learn More

The Unresolved Pitfalls of Employer Negligence in a California Workers’ Comp Subrogation Case

Understanding the nuances of the somewhat complicated and confusing subrogation law in California is instrumental in formulating the right decision when it comes to protecting your workers’ compensation subrogation interests. California workers’ compensation subrogation requires both an in-depth knowledge of … Learn More

Duplex: Subrogating Landlord Tenant Property Losses

In the 2003 Miramax comedy Duplex, Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore are Brooklyn landlords to a pesky, rent‑controlled tenant named Mrs. Connelly, played by Eileen Essell. Efforts to get rid of Connelly fail and the tenant’s careless actions cause a … Learn More

The Rise And Fall Of Workers’ Compensation Premiums

Employers Fight Losing Battle Against Tortfeasors Who Cause Premium Increases Workers’ compensation insurance premiums seem to know only one direction – up. On average, premiums rise approximately 5% annually; more, if an insured has experienced significant losses. For many corporate … Learn More

Join MWL for a Free Webinar on Advanced Concepts of California Workers’ Comp Subrogation

Katherine A. Sandoval will be presenting a MWL webinar on Advanced Concepts of California Workers’ Compensation Subrogation on May 11, 2021 from 11:00 to 12:00 p.m. (CDT). There are very few areas in which the law of each individual state vary … Learn More

What Does It Mean To Total A Vehicle?

Understanding the Difference Between Total Loss and Salvage Vehicles Nowhere is the difference between “knowing” something and “understanding” something more evident than when it comes to the relationship between “totaling a vehicle” for insurance purposes and the concept of salvage … Learn More

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Confirms Omnibus Coverage Follows Vehicle, Not Driver

With exceptions not relevant here, the omnibus statute, Wis. Stat. § 632.32, requires every motor vehicle insurance policy issued to an owner to provide that: (a) Coverage provided to the named insured applies in the same manner and under the same … Learn More

This Call May Be Monitored or Recorded For Quality Assurance and Training Purposes: The Risks of Recording Business Calls

You might ask what Vice-President Kamala Harris was best known for prior to becoming the first female vice-president in U.S. history. One piece of notoriety was, as Attorney General of the State of California, she oversaw the prosecution of Wells … Learn More

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. Wishes Everyone A Blessed Easter!

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. would like to wish all of our clients and friends a very blessed Easter. While Easter means different things to different people, we celebrate the Good News which Easter represents. It is the fulfillment of … Learn More