NFPA Standards Have Changed: What Every Claims Adjuster Should Know

In 1992, the National Fire Protection Association created a set of investigative guidelines that was published as “NFPA 921: Guide for Fire and Explosive Investigations.” The guide is widely used by both public and private fire investigators. It describes in … Learn More

Hawaii Workers’ Compensation Subrogation At A Crossroads

Moranz v. Harbor Mall, LLC, 477 P.3d 179 (Haw. App. 2020), cert. granted, SCWC-17-0000006, 2021 WL 1924134 (Haw. May 13, 2021). We are at the precipice of a potential upheaval in workers’ compensation recovery rights in the Aloha State. The … Learn More

Arizona Eliminates Peremptory Challenges

New Trend Poses Threat In Subrogation Trials. Effective January 1, 2022, Arizona will become the first state to eliminate the use of peremptory challenges in jury selection in both criminal and civil trials—including the trial of subrogation cases. It isn’t news … Learn More

MWL’s NOLA Office Working Remotely During Hurricane Ida

Our NOLA office is without power and MWL’s attorneys and staff are safe and working remotely while power is restored and damage repaired. They are responding to emails and will receive voicemails. The hurricane has not slowed us down. After … Learn More

“Ultimate Sanction” Achieved Against Gree for Discovery Failures

In a matter still pending, my clients recently achieved default judgment as a sanction for egregious discovery conduct against Gree USA, Inc., Gree Zhuhai, Hong Kong Gree, and MJC America. Default judgment as a sanction is rare, which is probably … Learn More

Hurricane Ida Special Report – Damage from Falling Trees

We have recently seen an uptick in cases where a tree has fallen on to a neighbor’s house, with calamitous results. Hurricane Ida will likely only increase such claims. As the first-party claim by the homeowner is processed, subrogation professionals … Learn More

Texas Residential Construction Liability Act 101

Picture this. You build your dream home, or you add a new room onto your house. The first time it rains, you end up with a leaky roof, damaged walls, water on your floors, and your belongings require cleaning or … Learn More

Avoiding The Sutton Rule: Michigan Decision Makes Landlord/Tenant Subrogation Easier

The ability of a landlord’s property insurer to subrogate against a tenant for property damage caused by the negligence of the tenant depends on which state the loss occurs in and the nature and language of the lease involved. There … Learn More

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer Is Hiring – Join Our Team!!

Join our team! MWL is a growing national subrogation and litigation firm with offices in Hartford, WI; New Orleans, LA; Santa Ana, CA; Austin, TX; and Jacksonville, FL. You can check out our current openings on Indeed here: Litigation Attorney … Learn More

MWL to Present a CPCU Webinar on Subrogating Catastrophes: The Surfside Condo Collapse and Acts of God

Presented By: Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) MWL Speakers: Gary Wickert, Mark Solomon, Ashton Kirsch, and Elizabeth Hernandez This webinar explores the many avenues of potential recovery from catastrophic events when negligence exacerbates or increases the damages. … Learn More