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    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 settlement stakeholders with an authoritative reference guide, consisting of 16 chapters with extensive footnotes and ...

    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 ...

    Podcast

    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 ...

    Podcast

    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 ...

    Podcast

    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.  

    Podcast

    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 ...

    Podcast

    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 ...

    Podcast

    Settlement Nation Episode 1 with Michael Upchurch

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

    Knowledge Network

    ABLE Accounts + Structured Settlements, Now a Possibility?

    Since The ABLE Act created IRC 529A in 2014, ABLE accounts have become popular financial and settlement planning tools for ...

    Case Study

    Case Study: Workers' Compensation

    A 40 year-old male employee was catastrophically injured during an auto accident resulting in paraplegia and a traumatic brain ...

    Webinar

    SSP Webinar Review: Qualified Settlement Funds

    Since it was founded in 2000, the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) has consistently offered its expanding membership high ...

    Attorney Resources

    Revisiting the Grillo Case

    The Christina Grillo medical malpractice case reached a $2,500,000 settlement in Texas in 1990 – thirty years ago. Why is the ...

    Female Fridays

    Female Fridays: Taking Control of Your Financial Future with Wealth and Legacy Planning

    Although female plaintiff attorneys continue to gain valuable recognition both in and out of the courtroom, many feel intimidated ...

    Case Study

    Case Study: Wrongful Termination

    A 50-year-old black male truck driver filed a wrongful termination and discrimination case against his employer citing the ...

    Case Study

    Case Study: Medical Malpractice

    A regional hospital was handling a challenging medical malpractice claim involving a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy, ...

    Knowledge Network

    Uniform Periodic Payments of Judgments Act: Conclusion

    In retrospect, the failure of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) to support the Uniform Periodic ...

    Public Benefits

    Celebrating 30 Years of the ADA

    July 26 marks the 30th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

    Knowledge Network

    Considering the Uniform Periodic Payment of Judgments Act: Part II

    For the vast majority of the 300 plus members of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) who attended the ...

    Knowledge Network

    Considering the Uniform Periodic Payment of Judgments Act: Part I

    How different might the structured settlement market be today if the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) had ...

    Knowledge Network

    Revisiting Periodic Payment Judgments

    State periodic payment of judgment statutes originated in the United States as part of the tort reform movements of the 1970s and ...

    Attorney Resources

    Free Download: Attorney Fee Checklist

    Plaintiff attorneys, this blog post is for you. You take care of your clients, but who's taking care of your business? Believe it ...