October 2013 Subrogation Newsletter

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.
Attorneys At Law

Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Third-Party Dispute

If you think the recent Congressional civil war over cutting entitlements and spending, raising the debt ceiling, and funding Obamacare was a melee, welcome to the ongoing dispute in Pennsylvania over whether a workers’ comp carrier can initiate the filing of a third-party lawsuit. It’s the usual suspects: trial lawyers vs. subrogation professionals. However, an upcoming appeal from the new Superior Court Opinion in Liberty Mutual v. Domtar Paper Co., 2013 WL 5423850 (Pa. Super. 2013), may provide the right case at the right time, and resolve the issue once and for all.

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