Category Archives: Subrogation

TAKING THE RED PILL: Follow MWL Deeper Into The Matrix Of Subrogation Via Social Media

The vagaries and complexity of nationwide subrogation have, for many lawyers and insurance professionals, made keeping current with changing subrogation law in all fifty states an arduous and laborious task. It is the goal of Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. … Learn More

OCIPs, CCIPs, and Wrap-Up Insurance: The Lesser-Known Subrogation Obstacles

Workers’ compensation subrogation has another growing adversary—one that can slip in during the cover of night, gutting subrogation, and reimbursement rights, even after an insurance company or third-party administrator has spent thousands of dollars in recovery efforts. It is known … Learn More

Subrogating Employees’ Intentional Act Damage Recoveries From An Employer Or Co-Employee

The quid pro quo premise underlying the social compromise known as workers’ compensation is simple: an employee injured at work receives no-fault medical expenses and wage replacement indemnity benefits and, in exchange, the employer is given protection from employee lawsuits … Learn More

Kansas Decision Reveals Danger of Not Intervening In Workers’ Compensation Third-Party Litigation

Kansas Decision Introduces Concept of “Statutory Deficit”. The Kansas Court of Appeals is holding class on why it is important to have subrogation counsel in workers’ compensation subrogation third-party cases – even in states which are favorable to carriers. In … Learn More

New York Federal Court Clarifies Anti-Subrogation Rule

New York’s anti-subrogation rule (“ASR”) is found in common law and is not statutorily based. The anti-subrogation rule is a common-law doctrine crafted by the New York Court of Appeals “both to prevent the insurer from passing the incidence of … Learn More

Repairing Vehicles Before Damages Can Be Inspected: Good Claims Practice or Spoliation?

Good first-party claims practice requires prompt repair of damaged vehicles. Obviously, the time it takes to repair a damaged vehicle depends on the complexity of the claim, the nature and extent of the damages, and the availability of quality replacement … Learn More

The Failed No-Fault Automobile Insurance Experiment

In its widest sense, “no-fault insurance” is a term used to describe any auto insurance coverage under which policyholders are paid for personal injuries and property damage they sustain in accidents through their own insurance company, regardless of fault. In … Learn More

Join MWL For A Complimentary Webinar on Changes to Michigan’s No-Fault Scheme

Attorneys Stephen Smith and Jacob Simon will be presenting a complimentary one-hour live webinar on A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma: Changes to Michigan’s No-Fault Scheme on July 28, 2020 at 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Central). The Michigan Legislature … Learn More

New Jersey Says Workers’ Comp Carrier Gets Reimbursed Before Self-Insured Employer

City of Asbury Park v. Star Insurance Company, 2020 WL 3493526 (N.J. 2020). Large deductible workers’ compensation programs and policies with large self-insured retentions (SIR) were first introduced to the American insurance industry in the late 1980s with limited deductible … Learn More

New Jersey Supreme Court Confirms That Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Is Not Limited By No-Fault Laws

New Jersey Transit Corp. v. Sanchez, 2020 WL 2374054 (N.J. 2020). On May 12, 2020, the New Jersey Supreme Court answered a long-standing subrogation question regarding whether a workers’ compensation carrier is entitled to subrogation and/or reimbursement from a third-party … Learn More