Avoid Standing In The California Intervention Line

When a person applies for college, there is a possibility of receiving one of three letters: admitted, wait-listed, or rejected. It is nice to know either way if you are accepted, but what about “wait-listed”? You are not yet accepted, … Learn More

Federal Tort Claims Act Subrogation

The federal government is everywhere. It employs nearly 9.1 million workers, which is nearly 6% of total U.S. workforce. This includes nearly 2.1 million federal employees, 4.1 million contract employees, 1.2 million grant employees, 1.3 million active duty military personnel, … Learn More

Ashton T. Kirsch Becomes Partner of Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. (“MWL”) is pleased to announce that on June 1, 2020, Ashton Kirsch will be made a partner of the firm. Ashton has been with MWL since 2015, concentrating his practice on large loss casualty, commercial … Learn More

Beware Of The COVID-19 Statute Of Limitations Trap

Viruses and the diseases they cause often have different names. The current global pandemic which has stricken much of the planet is no exception. Although most commonly referred to as COVID-19 (technically the illness caused by the virus), this pandemic … Learn More

California Governor’s Order Creates Presumption COVID-19 Contracted At Work

Workers’ compensation carriers and liability insurers have been in a state of high anxiety regarding the inevitable insurance claims which will result from employees contracting COVID-19 once businesses begin to reopen and employees all return to life as usual. At … Learn More

IF IT SEEMS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE: The Problem With Cut-Rate Subrogation Vendors

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 to pull the trigger and file suit … Learn More

Orders Prohibiting “Outbound Collection Efforts” Not Likely To Affect Subrogation Efforts

Given the financial impact of COVID-19 on the country and world, both federal and local governments have scrambled to impose new protections for consumers. Federal protections have been put in place to prevent the collection of both principal and interest … Learn More

Join MWL For a Complimentary Webinar on Tort Claims Against Local, State and Federal Authority

Attorney James Busenlener will be presenting a live one-hour webinar on Government Done Me Wrong: Tort Claims Against Local, State and Federal Authority on May 13, 2020 @ 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (CDT). Put down those pitchforks, because there are … Learn More

Insurers Face Delicate COVID-19 Coverage Decisions

Insurance companies are no dummies. The world’s largest insurance companies learned important lessons following previous worldwide health crises. Since the 2003 SARS pandemic, they have tightened up their policies and carefully crafted policy language excluding communicable diseases. They have anticipated … Learn More

Colorado Joins States Requiring Pre-Suit Disclosure Of Third-Party Liability Insurance Limits

There is an ongoing debate in the insurance field over whether a liability insurer has a duty to reveal its policy limits to a third-party claimant even before a lawsuit is filed. One approach—supported by the trial lawyers—presupposes that knowledge … Learn More