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    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 case still important today? And why, like two other historical industry events which occurred in 1990 (the Uniform Periodic ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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, ...

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    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 ...

    Knowledge Network

    Structured Settlements for Minors

    When a personal injury case involves a minor, structured settlements are frequently considered the best choice for a settlement ...

    Industry News

    The Gargan Case: Is the U.S. Government a Victim or a Perpetrator?

    The United States Department of Justice announced last week that Joseph E. Gargan, a scion of the Kennedy family and former Chief ...

    Plaintiff Resources

    Certainty vs. Volatility: Reconfirming the Case for Structured Settlements

    The Wall Street Journal published an article on June 12, 2020 highlighting a fundamental reason why structured settlements are ...

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    Free Download: 4 Reasons to Consider a Structured Settlement

    Thank you for your interest in our e-book, "4 Reasons to Consider a Structured Settlement." We understand that people rarely have ...

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    Free Download: 5 Misconceptions Attorneys Have About Structured Settlements

    Thank you for your interest in our e-book. Our goal is to help dispel any misconceptions attorneys may have about structured ...

    Structured Settlements

    The Impact of COVID-19 on the Structured Settlement Market

    How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the structured settlement market to date and what impact will it have in the future?

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    Independent Life 2019's Second Fastest Growing Life Insurer

    In a June 9, 2020 reporting, S&P Global Market Intelligence published a report announcing Independent Life as the second fastest ...

    Structured Settlements

    A Settlement Planning "Commencement"

    During the past month, despite the cancellation of almost all in-person graduation ceremonies, the internet has been filled with ...

    Attorney Resources

    The Keys to Success for Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts

    What are the keys to success for nation's leading personal injury trial attorneys – those elite plaintiff attorneys who ...

    Plaintiff Resources

    How to Protect Your Settlement for Life

    Structured settlements offer many benefits compared to a lump sum settlement. One of the most important advantages is the option ...

    Case Study

    Case Study: Rated Ages

    Independent Life recently had the opportunity to play a critical role in the resolution of a complex claim that had been going on ...

    Knowledge Network

    What is the Difference Between Qualified vs. Non-Qualified Structured Settlements?

    What is the difference between a “qualified” structured settlement and a “non-qualified” structured settlement?

    Knowledge Network

    Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments Book Release 67

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

    Plaintiff Resources

    How Can Public Benefits Supplement Your Structured Settlement?

    One of the first steps every personal injury plaintiff should take following an accident, with the assistance of your attorney or ...

    Attorney Resources

    5 Things Every Attorney Should Know About Structuring Attorney Fees

    Most plaintiff attorneys have a fundamental understanding about structured settlements and the benefits structured ...

    Attorney Resources

    3 Tips for Preparing a Successful Mediation involving Structured Settlements

    From a structured settlement perspective, whenever a plaintiff attorney is preparing for a mediation involving various tort and ...

    Industry News

    An Analysis of the Revised NAIC Annuity Suitability Regulation

    The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has recently voted to update its Suitability in Annuity Transactions ...

    Knowledge Network

    An Analysis of the Updated ABLE POMS Guidance

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) has published updated Program Operation Manual System (POMS) guidance for Achieving a ...

    Plaintiff Resources

    What is a Structured Settlement Consultant and Why Do You Need One?

    According to the National Structured Settlement Trade Association, “Structured settlement consultants are available to discuss ...

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    Independent Life COVID-19 Response

    We recognize that you may be experiencing significant changes in your everyday life while thinking through the full impact of ...