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Wickert: State Fights Workers' Compensation Subrogation Obstacles 07/31/2017
By: Gary Wickert
State: ND | Segment: Top | 1000 | 0
Plaintiff-friendly judges and legislators in various states have gained strength and influence over the last twenty years, resulting in statutes and court decisions inimical to the subrogation and reimbursement rights of workers’ compensation carriers. North Dakota is fighting back. ...Read More
 
 
What's Up With 'Loss of Trade' in Settling/Reserving WC Claims? 07/25/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 1132 | 0
We were asked by a reader about the concept of “loss of trade” and how to reserve/settle Illinois workers’ compensation claims using it. We wanted to provide a couple of thoughts. ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: 10 Subrogation Mistakes Insurance Companies Keep Making, Part 1 07/03/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1583 | 0
This year is the 21st anniversary of the romantic comedy "Jerry Maguire." Its director, Cameron Crowe, just published the entire 5,000-word mission statement he wrote for his crisis-hit sports agent played by Tom Cruise. ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: 10 Subrogation Mistakes Insurance Companies Keep Making, Part 2 07/05/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1698 | 0
On Monday, I discussed five of 10 subrogation mistakes we routinely see among insurance...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Court Allows Subrogation Reimbursement From Employer for Intentional Act 06/14/2017
By: Gary Wickert
State: OH | Segment: Top | 1191 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Words matter. Gary Wickert On M...Read More
 
 

Wilson: Court Declares CMS Practice Unlawful but Withholds Injunction 05/23/2017
By: Rita Wilson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2103 | 0
Earlier this year, Tower MSA summarized the California Insurance Guarantee Association’s (CIGA) case challenging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS) practice of claim...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Roboclaims: When Robots Injure Humans 04/26/2017
By: Gary Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1509 | 0
Around the world, robots are increasingly being used to perform menial and complex labor tasks in the home and in the workplace. Robots are used in restaurant kitchens to make sushi and chop vegetables. They are also important earlier in food production, planting rice and tending growing cro...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Court Confirms Compensation Carrier Can Initiate Filing of Third-Party Action 03/31/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: PA | Segment: Top | 1223 | 0
A long-standing controversy has been resolved and a major anti-subrogation obstacle in Pennsylvania has been overcome. ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Questionable Court Decision Creates Interesting Subrogation Opportunities 03/01/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: HI | Segment: Top | 829 | 0
If a contest were held for the worst appellate decision of 2017, we might already have a winner. ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Court Reminds Us of Need for Subrogation Counsel in Third-Party Actions 02/13/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: KS | Segment: Top | 1474 | 0
On Aug. 31, 2013, Dan Heimerman was driving in Kansas while employed by Northern Clearing Inc. and was killed when he was rear-ended by a dump truck driven by Zachary Rose and owned by Payless Concrete. ...Read More
 
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