Resolving Military Liens in Personal Injury Cases: Achieving Predictability and Finality
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide personal injury counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants with practical tips and considerations for resolving military liens, i.e., claims of the U.S. government to reimbursement, to maximize recovery, and ensure compliance in personal injury cases.
- Medical coverages available to those in the military and their dependents/survivors
- Federal Medical Care Recovery Act
- Independent right of recovery from responsible third parties
- Subrogation, assignment, and ability to intervene
- Two recurring problems
- Attorney fees and Tricare
- Claims against first-party auto insurance policies
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- When does the Veterans' Administration (VA) have a right of recovery?
- Will the VA file its own lawsuit?
- Does the VA offset for attorney fees/costs/expenses?
- What is an "Attorney Protection Agreement" and does the veteran's attorney have to sign this document?
- How long does it take to resolve all relevant liens?
John V. Cattie, Jr.
Cattie & Gonzalez
Mr. Cattie focuses his law practice exclusively on MSP and MSA issues, providing legal opinions regarding reporting and... | Read More
Mr. Cattie focuses his law practice exclusively on MSP and MSA issues, providing legal opinions regarding reporting and repayment obligations as well as assessing a client’s future medical exposure under the MSP Act. In the MSA area, he has personally reviewed or overseen the review of over 10,000 distinct fact patterns. Federal and state court opinions such as Smith v. Marine Terminals of Arkansas, Tye v. Upper Valley Medical Center, and Doe v. Company X cite his analysis favorably.Close
David L. (Dave) Place, JD
The Place Firm
Mr. Place exclusively assists personal injury victims and plaintiff counsel with complex lien resolution problems using... | Read More
Mr. Place exclusively assists personal injury victims and plaintiff counsel with complex lien resolution problems using his vast knowledge of the other side’s techniques. Mr. Place spent fourteen years representing large private group health insurance plans, self-funded ERISA groups, FEHBA plans, Medicare Advantage plans, state Medicaid plans, as well as stop-loss and disability plans in their subrogation/recovery programs. He asserted subrogation/reimbursement rights for those groups in all fifty states, personally recovering nearly one hundred million dollars for the insurance industry.Close