Subrogation Areas

For nearly three decades, Stutman Law has been a leader in making significant recoveries in high-value subrogation cases. Our firm’s unique approach is borne from a singular focus – investigating and litigating property subrogation losses aggressively, creatively, and innovatively for our clients.

Operating nationwide from strategic locations across the US, we’ve successfully represented hundreds of insurance companies dealing with substantial losses throughout the United States. This commitment to our purpose allows us to develop specialized programs catering to each client’s unique needs.

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Large Property Losses

Learn about the subrogation services we’ve provided on some of the largest property losses in the country, including wildfires, industrial disasters, and complex energy losses.

Product Failures

Our experienced team has managed claims against some of the biggest manufacturers in the world to secure significant client recoveries.
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Small Property Losses

Discover the difference our dedicated attorneys make in providing fast and effective avenues of recovery for smaller-dollar subrogation claims.

Product Failures

Our experienced team has managed claims against some of the biggest manufacturers in the world to secure significant client recoveries.
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Workers’ Compensation

Take a closer look at the early intervention and investigation strategies our experienced subrogation attorneys use to handle large workers’ compensation losses.

Product Failures

Our experienced team has managed claims against some of the biggest manufacturers in the world to secure significant client recoveries.
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Mass Torts

Explore our mass tort subrogation programs, which aggregate thousands of claims to recover damages. Our team is highly experienced in the areas of: Product Failures, Catastrophic Events, and Wildfires.

Product Failures

Our experienced team has managed claims against some of the biggest manufacturers in the world to secure significant client recoveries.
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Resource Center

Beyond our core services, we are also committed to empowering our clients and visitors by providing access to educational subrogation content. Our Resource Center offers a wealth of information, from timely industry news and articles to eBooks, insightful webinars, and speaking events.

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Stutman Law’s Aggressive Legal Representation Gives Client Advantage Over Competing Claimants

Stutman Law’s client paid over $250,000 after its insured suffered damages following a fire in..

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Stutman Law’s Experience is Key to Success in Arbitration Forums, Inc.

Did you know that Stutman Law not only litigates subrogation cases in state and federal..

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Newsletter: 2022 Year in Review

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Newsletter: November 2022

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Attorney Spotlight: Zach Groover

Since Stutman Law’s founding in 1995, we’ve aggressively and creatively handled subrogation cases to achieve..

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Stutman Turns Storm Losses Into Settlements Through Aggressive Investigations

Stutman Law investigated a number of claims stemming from the failure of large commercial grain..

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Stutman Law’s Workers’ Comp Team Obtains Maximum Recovery Allowed Under Massachusetts Law

A Massachusetts worker sustained significant injuries to his head, neck and shoulders when the 60-foot..

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Newsletter: Q2 2022

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New Loss Team Scores Six-Figure Recovery Despite Lost Evidence

A Texas home insured by Stutman Law’s client was significantly damaged by water only a..

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eBook: Lighting Up Your Subrogation Investigation

Recovering Following Lighting System Fires at Marijuana Grow Facilities

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Stutman Law Prevails Again at Trial and Secures a $1,550,000 Verdict

On March 23, 2022, Stutman Law attorneys Daniel Hogan and Jonathan Acklen obtained their second..

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New Loss Team Scores Seven-Figure Pre-Suit Recovery Following Fire at Michigan Brewery

Stutman Law recently obtained a $1 million settlement for its insurance carrier client following a..

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Reflecting on Recent Successes: Stutman Law Settles Over $40 Million in Large Loss Claims

Stutman Law Large Loss Settlements from Stutman Law on Vimeo. Stutman Law’s position as the..

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Stutman Law Prevails at Trial and Recovers Over $700K for a 100% Recovery 

A residential fire caused substantial damage to a home and its contents in Saint Louis,..

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Stutman Law Employee Spotlight

Since Stutman Law’s founding in 1995, we’ve aggressively and creatively handled subrogation cases to deliver..

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Alert: Colorado Wildfires – December 2021

On the morning of Thursday, December 30, 2021, wildfires began racing across the Superior and..

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Patio Roof Collapse Leads to Six-Figure Recovery

Stutman Law was retained to pursue viable subrogation targets after the roof of an outdoor..

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Stutman Law Recovers 100% of Damages Following North Carolina Crane Accident

Stutman Law’s insured purchased a vacant, 70 year-old industrial/warehouse facility in Charlotte, North Carolina, intending..

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eBook: Documenting Scenes & Evidence in Three Dimensions

Proper scene and evidence documentation are critical to successful subrogation investigations and litigation. Thorough documentation..

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No Summer Break for Stutman Law in Arbitration Forums, Inc.

We have been working hard this summer, and our efforts have been rewarded with five..

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Fire in 12-Year-Old Dryer Leads to $395,000 Recovery for Stutman Law’s Client

Stutman Law recently made a significant recovery following a fire in Orange County, California that..

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Restaurant Fire Caused by 15-Year-Old Freezer Ends in Policy Limit Settlement

Stutman Law recently recovered $300,000 for its client following a fire originating at a 15-year-old..

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Stutman Law Recovers 93% of Client’s Damages Pre-Suit After California Fire Hydrant Failure

Stutman Law’s client paid approximately $160,000 for water damage to an insured’s home in Ontario,..

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Webinar: Investigating & Pursuing Vehicle & Heavy Equipment Fires

We recently held a webinar focused on investigating and pursuing vehicle and heavy equipment fires…

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Attorney Spotlight: Kellie L. Terhufen

Since Stutman Law’s founding in 1995, we’ve aggressively and creatively handled subrogation cases to achieve..

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Stutman Law Successfully Recovers Against Power Company For a Fire Loss Following Hurricane Florence

Stutman Law recently obtained a 6-figure pre-suit settlement from a North Carolina power company following..

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Stutman Law Attorney Spotlight Kevin P. Smith

Since Stutman Law’s founding in 1995, we’ve aggressively and creatively handled subrogation cases to achieve..

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Alert: Texas Power Outages – February 2021

Last week, large portions of Texas experienced extremely cold weather followed by widespread power outages…

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Product Manufacturer Pays Significant Pre-Suit Settlement Following Fire Caused by 16 Year-Old Dishwasher

Stutman Law recently scored a pre-suit, six-figure recovery for a client that paid a significant..

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Stutman Law Scores Pre-Suit Recovery of 100% of Client’s Damages Following Fire at Pennsylvania Pizza Shop

Stutman Law recently obtained a full recovery for its client arising from a significant fire..

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Commercial Kitchen Fires: Fire Protection Systems That Should Work and Subrogation Strategies That Do Work

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Newsletter: Q4 2020

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Stutman Law Scores $3 Million for Client Following Sprinkler Pipe Failure in Maryland

Stutman Law recently obtained a $3 million settlement following a sprinkler pipe failure at a..

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Stutman Law Relies on Circumstantial Evidence and Creative Legal Strategy to Obtain Significant Recovery in Idaho Fire Case

Stutman Law’s client paid a sizable insurance claim after it’s insured’s luxury home in Idaho..

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Stutman Law Sees Continued Success in Arbitration Forums

Earlier this year, we reported that Stutman Law had scored several victories for clients in..

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Stutman Law Recovers From Plumber AND Mitigation Company Following North Carolina Water Damage Incident

Stutman Law recently obtained a six-figure settlement from a negligent contractor and a mitigation company..

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Newsletter: August 2020

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Maryland Court of Appeals Holds Property Owner Accountable For Fire Spread Caused By Cigarette Butts in Mulch Bed

In July 2017,  Stutman Law attorney Tom Marsh was part of a team that won..

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eBook: The Sun Rises on a New Opportunity

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Stutman Law – Attorneys

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Stutman Law – Conflict Free

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Stutman Law – Large Commercial Losses

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Stutman Law – Subrogation Only

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Stutman Law – Mass Tort

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Trial Lawyers 2020

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Stutman Law: Kevin Smith Spotlight

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Stutman Law: New Loss Overview

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Stutman Law 25th Anniversary Video

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Stutman Law’s COVID-19 Continuity Plan: Adapting to Today’s Business and Legal Challenges

The coronavirus outbreak has created a number of unprecedented challenges to individuals, families and companies..

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And the Beat Goes On: Stutman Law Continues Its Success in Arbitration in 2020

Stutman Law’s attorneys have been resolving cases in Arbitration Forums, Inc. for years and have..

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Celebrating 25 Years of Stutman Law

It is important to share good news, especially during times of great difficulty. Stutman Law..

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Boat Owner Could Not Escape Liability Under U.S. Maritime Law’s Limitation of Liability Act

Stutman Law recently secured a favorable settlement for the insurer of a South Carolina marina..

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Stutman Law’s COVID-19 Continuity Plan

As our country continues to deal with the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on our..

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Alert: Explosion in North Carolina

A significant explosion occurred shortly after 8:30 a.m. at a hydrogen fuel plant in western..

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Newsletter: November 2019

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Newsletter: October 2019

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Stutman Law Obtains Victory for Subrogated Carriers in Kitec Class Action Settlement

For several years, Stutman Law has actively negotiated with counsel involved in the Kitec class..

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Newsletter: June 2019

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PA Supreme Court Slams The Door Shut On Direct Lawsuits By Workers’ Compensation Insurers

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Chen v. Kamara (Hartford Ins. Grp. on Behalf of..

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Eliminates Future Credit for Medical Benefits in Workers’ Compensation Third Party Settlements

The recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision of Witmoyer v. WCAB (Mountain Country Meats) directly affects..

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Newsletter: May 2018

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Implied Co-Insured Rule Rejected in Connecticut

The Connecticut Supreme Court recently ruled in Amica Mut. Ins. Co. v. Muldowney, 328 Conn…

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Ninth Circuit Refuses to Apply Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) to Subrogated Insurers’ Mass Tort Case

The Ninth Circuit rejected an argument that CAFA required removal of a mass tort action..

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Newsletter: June 2017

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Stutman Law Turns Back Attempt to Remove Mass Tort Action to Federal Court Under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA)

After filing a mass tort action on behalf of 26 insurers in the San Bernardino..

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Stutman Law Beats Arbitration and Forum Non Conveniens Allegations in Major Mass Tort Action

Stutman Law filed several mass tort litigations in Atlantic County, New Jersey, against the manufacturers..

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Getting Rid of a Thorn in the Side of Subrogation Professionals – PA Court Affirms That Workers’ Compensation Insurer Can Sue on Behalf of Injured Worker

On February 10, 2017, a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled in a..

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Newsletter: February 2017

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Stutman Law Curbs Attempts to Expand Made Whole Doctrine in Pennsylvania

Stutman Law was successful in curbing an attempt to expand the made whole doctrine in..

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IMPORTANT – Final Deadline for Submitting KITEC Claims

The final deadline for submitting any Kitec claims to the settlement administrator is January 9,..

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Stutman Law Files Mass Tort Actions Against Fluidmaster for 657 Claims Totaling More Than $20 Million

Stutman Law has filed mass tort actions in Federal and State court in California on..

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CA Supreme Court Rejects City of Pasadena’s Challenge to Inverse Condemnation Decision

The California Supreme Court denied a petition from the City of Pasadena to grant review..

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Mass Tort Alert – Stutman Law Preparing Mass Tort Action Against Gree

On November 29, 2016, Gree expanded its 2013 dehumidifier recall, which now encompasses approximately 2.5..

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Stutman Law Attorney Michael Wallace Featured in Claims Journal

Stutman Law attorney Michael Wallace was featured in Claims Journal for his presentation “Investigating of Subrogation..

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Trial Court Adopts Theory Advocated by Stutman Law Extending Inverse Condemnation in California

The California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division Two has issued a summary denial of..

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Stutman Law Attorney Daniel Hogan Featured in Claims Journal

Stutman Law attorney Daniel Hogan was featured in Claims Journal for his Spontaneous Combustion presentation..

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Roundtable Discussions From New Loss Through Trial

Roundtable discussions provide the opportunity to share ideas and develop game plans for subrogation cases…

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Appeal filed in Uponor Class Action

As we previously reported, the Stutman Firm was involved in the Uponor class action in..

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Class Action Settlement Threatens Carriers’ Subrogation Rights

Stutman Law has obtained a significant benefit for subrogated insurers in a class action lawsuit..

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Water Heater Supply Failures on the Rise

Stainless steel braided water heater supply lines contain an inherent design defect which causes them..

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Recovering on Water Supply Line Losses Through Aggregation

Among the most common inhome water-related losses are those caused by failures of plumbing supply..

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Mass Torts: Having Economies of Scale Work in Your Favor

The majority of homeowner property damage claims in the United States involve damages that range..

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Show Me the Evidence! Inspecting Evidence that Does Not Belong to You

Evidence retention and preservation are often done as a matter of course in losses that..

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Just When You Thought You Didn’t Need an Expert… Damages!

Supporting a claim with competent expert testimony is essential to recovery. The right expert can..

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Fire Spread Claims: Persistence Leads to Recovery

After the fire trucks leave and only smoking embers remain, the challenge of recovery begins…

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Persistence Leads to Recovery in Arson Fires

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 43% of the 67,504 arson offenses reported in..

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Pyrolysis – A Viable Recovery Theory

Pyrolysis is the chemical decomposition of organic material caused by extended exposure to heat. When..

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