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

Beware Of Little-Known Workers’ Compensation Lien Waiver Trap In Oregon

A tragic, but all-too-frequent claims handling mistake in Oregon is the inadvertent waiver of a large workers’ compensation lien when the underlying claim is settled through a Claim Disposition Agreement (CDA). On an accepted workers’ compensation claim, the employee and … Learn More

Montana Supreme Court Confirms Insurer Is Victim Entitled To Restitution

Court-ordered restitution to be paid by a criminal to a subrogated insurance company has become a major source of revenue for carriers in the last couple of years. Restitution is the recovery from an economic loss suffered as the result … Learn More

11th Circuit Announces Expert Doesn’t Need Experience with Specific Product to Testify

Moore v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc., 995 F.3d 839 (11th Cir. 2021). 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. … Learn More

Florida’s Bid To End No-Fault Dies On The Vine

There are 12 states in America which have no-fault insurance laws: Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Dakota and Utah. Florida’s status as a no-fault state was about to come to a ceremonial end … Learn More

Subrogating Surfside Condo Collapse

There are over a dozen people dead and 147 others remain unaccounted for. It is a human tragedy of unspeakable proportion and our prayers go out to all the families whose lives have been shattered by this tragic event. In … Learn More

Don’t Sweat The Small Claims; And They Are Mostly Small Claims

Successful Subrogation of Small Auto Claims Auto insurance subrogation is a game of numbers. How much was paid on the claim? How much can be recovered? How much will it cost to recover it? How much of the insured’s deductible … Learn More