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    Settlement Nation Episode 14: Greyson Goody

    In this episode of Settlement Nation we sit down with Greyson Goody, a partner and senior trial attorney at The Simon Law Group, who has obtained over $40 million in jury verdicts. We discuss the advantages of being a younger trial attorney, how he ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 14: Greyson Goody

    In this episode of Settlement Nation we sit down with Greyson Goody, a partner and senior trial attorney at The Simon Law Group, ...

    Industry News

    New Blog Series: Let's Talk About...

    Conference season, albeit virtual, has officially kicked off with both the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) and the National ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 13: Jason Neville & Jakob Norman

    In the final episode of this multiple part series of Settlement Nation, we chat with Jason Neville from the Spence Law Firm and ...

    Knowledge Network

    Society of Actuaries Structured Settlement Mortality Studies

    Every structured settlement professional is familiar with the term “substandard age rating” as well as the important role more ...

    Press Release

    Independent Life Insurance Company Announces Reinsurance Agreement with Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America

    DALLAS, Jan. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent Life Insurance Company ("Independent Life") announced today it has entered into ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 12: Jason Neville & Jakob Norman

    In part two of this multiple part series of Settlement Nation, Courtney Barber chats with Jason Neville from the Spence Law Firm ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 11: Jason Neville & Jakob Norman

    In this multiple part series of Settlement Nation, Courtney Barber chats with Jason Neville from the Spence Law Firm and Jakob ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 10: Arash Homampour

    In this episode of Settlement Nation  we chat with Arash Homampour, a trial attorney and the owner of the Homampour Firm in ...

    ABLE Accounts

    IRS Publishes Final ABLE Regulations (Part 2)

    Since The ABLE Act created IRC 529A in 2014, 49 states have passed legislation to implement ABLE and ABLE accounts have become ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 9: Jim Avery

    In this episode of Settlement Nation we chat with Jim Avery, a plaintiff attorney and the owner of Avery Injury Law in Missouri. ...

    ABLE Accounts

    IRS Publishes Final ABLE Regulations

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has published final regulations that provide guidance regarding programs under the Stephen ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 8: Dan Schaar

    In this episode of Settlement Nation, we chat with Dan Schaar, a trial attorney with Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley (CZ&R) and ...

    NSSTA

    NSSTA Virtual Business Meeting and Fall Educational Conference 2020

    A five star success! Awesome! Amazing! Blown away!

    Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments Book Release 68

    Since it was first published in 1986, "Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments" (S2P2J), has provided structured ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 7: Keith Bruno Part 2

    We continue our chat with Keith Bruno, a trial attorney with Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley (CZ&R) out of Orange County, ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 6: Keith Bruno

    In the first of this two-part series on Settlement Nation, we chat with with Keith Bruno, a trial attorney with Carpenter, ...

    Legs & Regs

    Griffiths v. Aviva

    Perhaps it is not surprising, for a business that results from personal injury claims and lawsuits, that sometimes participants ...

    Company News

    Independent Insurance Group Hires President and Chief Strategy Officer

    Independent Insurance Group (IIG), an innovative insurer whose mission is to improve the lives of victims of serious injury and ...

    Legs & Regs

    Re-cycled Structured Settlement Payment Rights

    Historically, most investors who purchase structured settlement payment rights from factoring companies are sophisticated ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 5: Jason Lazarus

    This episode of Settlement Nation we chat with Jason Lazarus, a legal settlement services expert out of Orlando, Florida.

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    Wrongfully Incarcerated Individuals

    The number of exonerations for wrongfully incarcerated individuals has increased for the third year in a row, according to The ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 4: Megan Hottman

    This episode of Settlement Nation we chat with with Megan Hottman, a powerhouse health and wellness advocate, cycling enthusiast, ...

    Industry News

    Book Review: The Art of Settlement

    Although the personal injury settlement planning profession now offers plaintiff attorneys, and its own members, an increasing ...

    Case Study

    Case Study: Catastrophic Injury

    A mother and her five-year-old son were in a car accident in 2018 and both suffered extensive injuries.  

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    Settlement Nation Episode 3: Brian Ward

    This episode of Settlement Nation we chat with with Brian Ward, an attorney with Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley (CZ&R) out of Los ...

    ABLE Accounts

    Comparing the Advantages: ABLE Accounts vs. Special Needs Trusts

    The COVID-19 pandemic and near zero long term Treasury rates have required both structured settlement professionals and ...

    Legs & Regs

    Allocating Damages to Avoid IRC 6662 Penalties

    When a person recovers money for a tort injury committed by another person, an historic source of exclusion of that recovery from ...

    Company News

    Celebrating $250M with a Giveaway!

    For so many people starting a business and watching it succeed through hard work, courage, and a little bit of luck is the ...

    Knowledge Network

    Defining Income: IRC vs. SSA

    Every structured settlement and settlement planning professional is presumably well-familiar with the Internal Revenue Code ...

    Case Study

    Case Study: Medicare Set-Asides

    A self-insured municipality referred a case involving a 54-year old police officer who sustained catastrophic injuries attempting ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 2: Grant Lawson

    This episode of Settlement Nation is a discussion with plaintiff attorney Grant Lawson, a partner with the Metier Law Firm and ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 1: Michael Upchurch

    The Independent Life team is excited to introduce our new podcast, Settlement Nation!  In our inaugural episode, co-host, Chris ...