Insurance Coverage And The Subrogation Professional

Subrogation professionals might read the title to this article and wonder what subrogation and the confounding labyrinth of insurance coverage might have in common. After all, aren’t we all comfortably nestled in the subrogation world so that we don’t have … Learn More

Virginia Court Of Appeals Rejects Attempt To Limit Workers’ Compensation Carrier’s Reimbursement To “Like Damages”

Stowers v. Georgia Pacific, LLC, 2022 WL 903486 (Va. App. 2022).   Trial lawyers in Virginia have been trying for decades to convince that state’s courts to rule that a workers’ compensation carrier is not subrogated to non-economic damages awarded … Learn More

Subrogating Shifting And Falling Cargo Cases

MWL sees more than its fair share of subrogation cases involving work-related injuries caused by shifting and falling cargo. If a truck’s cargo is not properly loaded or secured, the resulting workers’ compensation claims can be significant. We routinely see … Learn More

Kansas Court Of Appeals Does About-Face Allowing Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Against UM/UIM Policies

Turner v. Pleasant Acres LLC, 2022 WL 815834 (Kan. App. 2022). On the same day as the Alabama Court of Appeals issued its ruling in O’Brien v. Mobile Public Library, attempting to curtail the rights of a workers’ compensation carrier … Learn More

Alabama Court Of Appeals Denies Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Against Employer’s UM/UIM Policy

Ignores Supreme Court Decision Hinting Otherwise O’Brien v. Mobile Pub. Lib., 2022 WL 829245 (Ala. App. 2022). Workers’ compensation subrogation remains an intense struggle between the powers of good and evil; with insurance carriers attempting to preserve their rights to … 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

The Only Way To Increase Your Net Subrogation Recoveries

Subrogation Shortcuts Lead To Drastically Smaller Recoveries.  Litigation is rarely cheap, but it is often necessary. Nowhere is this truer than in the area of insurance subrogation, where those who resist paying subrogation claims assume that insurance companies are loath … Learn More

MWL Welcomes Frank G. Mackoul II To The Firm

We are pleased to welcome Frank G. Mackoul II, a new senior litigation counsel, to the firm’s Jacksonville, Florida branch office. Frank brings a wealth of litigation and trial experience to MWL as well as a rather unique and useful … Learn More

Pennsylvania Reneges Once Again On Social Bargain Of Workers’ Compensation Subrogation

Loftus v. Katrina Decker: Appeal of Eastern Alliance Ins. Group, 2022 WL 711142 (Pa. Super. 2022) A March 10, 2022, Pennsylvania Superior Court appellate decision underscores why the cost of workers’ compensation insurance for small businesses is the highest in … Learn More

Hawai’i Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Workers’ Compensation Subrogation

Moranz v. Harbor Mall, LLC, 502 P.3d 488 (Haw. 2022) Workers’ compensation carriers doing business in Hawai’i held their collective breathe for 2021 waiting on the Supreme Court to decide whether it would incorporate the common law Made Whole Doctrine … Learn More