Category Archives: Subrogation

Arizona Becomes 48th State To Prohibit Cell Phone Use While Driving

Every year, more than 170 billion cell phone texts are sent and received. Each year, an average of 3,000 people die and 450,000 are injured in motor vehicle accidents involving distracted drivers. Ten percent of all drivers who are 15 … Learn More

Citing MWL Chart, New Jersey Judge Prohibits Lawyer From Asking Client At Trial If Vehicle Is Totaled

Judge Refers to MWL Chart in Decision A New Jersey Superior Court judge recently issued a written ruling, holding that, as a matter of first impression, it was inappropriate for a lawyer to question his client during trial as to … Learn More

Join MWL for a Webinar on Texas Automobile Subrogation July 16, 2019 at 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Texas has more roads than any other state in the country. It has over 15 million licensed drivers on the road and its residents own and operate more than 8 million automobiles—twice as many as New York or Illinois and … Learn More

Texas Clarifies Workers’ Compensation Subrogation In Death Cases

Texas has historically been a very favorable venue for workers’ compensation subrogation, but it has not been without its gray areas. In death cases, when an employee dies and surviving family members have received workers’ compensation benefits, a careful analysis … Learn More

Texas Anti-Indemnity Laws

Texas is at the forefront of enacting laws which limit or bar indemnification clauses of contracts in industries in which the Texas legislature perceive one contracting party has an unfair advantage over the other. Texas currently has anti-indemnity statutes for … Learn More

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. Featured In New York Times Article On Exculpatory Agreements

Subrogation potential often crashes and burns in the face of exculpatory agreements and liability waivers. As a result, understanding and invalidating such waivers has become an indispensable aspect of the subrogation industry. On April 12, 2019, Lee Wickert with MWL’s … Learn More

The Evolution Of Texas Workers’ Compensation Subrogation

As a native Texan, I have an interest in Texas history. The history of workers’ compensation subrogation in Texas is as storied as the history of the state itself. The Lone Star State flew the flag of the Kingdom of … Learn More

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer’s New Orleans Office Celebrates Five Years

We are pleased to announce that this month our New Orleans branch office celebrated its five year anniversary with our firm. The Louisiana office is overseen by MWL partner, Jim Busenlener. Jim is a 1993 graduate of Tulane University in … Learn More

Sitting In Judgment Of The Proper Spelling: “Judgement” Or “Judgment”?

The English language is a fascinating subject with a history as rich as it is confusing. It is spoken by nearly 1 billion people worldwide, making it the second most-spoken language, with only Mandarin (1.2 billion) surpassing it. It is … Learn More

Sometimes You Need More Than A Handshake: Documenting Waivers of Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Liens and Credits

A recent Pennsylvania federal court decision reminds us all that when settling third-party cases that involve workers’ compensation subrogation interests, it is vitally important to understand all of the steps which are necessary to fully document and enforce any settlement … Learn More