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The Keys to Success for Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts

Published Mon, 01 Jun 2020 10:39:55 -0400
What are the keys to success for nation's leading personal injury trial attorneys – those elite plaintiff attorneys who consistently win multi-million-dollar verdicts on behalf of their clients?
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3 Questions to Ask When Considering a Structured Settlement

Published Fri, 22 May 2020 13:54:35 -0400
Depending on your level of familiarity with structured settlements, there are certainly more than three questions you should ask, but we believe asking these questions should help you gain a good enough understanding to decide if a structured settlement is a good option for you.
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How to Protect Your Settlement for Life

Published Mon, 18 May 2020 11:06:21 -0400
Structured settlements offer many benefits compared to a lump sum settlement. One of the most important advantages is the option of receiving lifetime benefits. With lifetime structured settlement payments, unlike a lump sum settlement, it is impossible to outlive your settlement award.
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Case Study: Rated Ages

Published Fri, 15 May 2020 16:37:32 -0400
Independent Life recently had the opportunity to play a critical role in the resolution of a complex claim that had been going on for over 6 years.
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What is the Difference Between Qualified vs. Non-Qualified Structured Settlements?

Published Mon, 11 May 2020 12:11:56 -0400
What is the difference between a “qualified” structured settlement and a “non-qualified” structured settlement?
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Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments Book Release 67

Published Mon, 11 May 2020 12:05:22 -0400
Since it was first published in 1986, "Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments" (S2P2J), has provided structured settlement stakeholders with an authoritative reference guide, consisting of 16 chapters with extensive footnotes and Appendix documents, to help them understand historical development as well as current issues and fashion settlements and judgments utilizing periodic payments.
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How Can Public Benefits Supplement Your Structured Settlement?

Published Sun, 19 Apr 2020 20:34:03 -0400
One of the first steps every personal injury plaintiff should take following an accident, with the assistance of your attorney or structured settlement planner, is to take an inventory of any public benefit programs you are currently taking advantage of and to determine what other programs they may also be entitled to participate in.
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5 Things Every Attorney Should Know About Structuring Attorney Fees

Published Fri, 17 Apr 2020 20:30:41 -0400
Most plaintiff attorneys have a fundamental understanding about structured settlements and the benefits structured settlements can provide to their clients. Many plaintiff attorneys, however, are less familiar with potential advantages structured fees can offer for their own financial and retirement planning. Here are five things every attorney should know about structuring his or her attorney fees – recognizing that the following discussion is not intended as legal or tax advice and should not be relied upon without the advice of a qualified professional advisor. 
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3 Tips for Preparing a Successful Mediation involving Structured Settlements

Published Thu, 16 Apr 2020 20:36:00 -0400
From a structured settlement perspective, whenever a plaintiff attorney is preparing for a mediation involving various tort and non-tort case, the attorney should address the following questions: 
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An Analysis of the Revised NAIC Annuity Suitability Regulation

Published Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:32:00 -0400
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has recently voted to update its Suitability in Annuity Transactions Model Regulation (Model Number 275). States can use NAIC Model Regulations when developing their own laws but have no requirement to do so. 
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