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    Periodic Payments After Settlement

    When Congress passed the Periodic Payment Act of 1982, the stated intent was to provide a secure and steady flow of periodic payments to claimants. At the time of settlement or judgment, the claimant foregoes immediate access to a lump sum in ...

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    Settlement Nation Special Edition: How Does Reinsurance Work?

    Do you have questions about how reinsurance works in general, or specifically the reinsurance agreement between Hannover Re US ...

    Pre-NSSTA Structured Settlement History

    Congratulations to the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) which will be celebrating its 35th Anniversary as ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 19: Inside 30 Years as a Civil Rights Lawyer

    In this episode of Settlement Nation I chat with James DeSimone,  the founder of V. James DeSimone Law.

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    Settlement Nation Episode 18: Billion Dollar Trials - Aimee Wagstaff

    In this episode of Settlement Nation we chat with Aimee Wagstaff, the founding partner of Andrus Wagstaff.

    Knowledge Network

    Let's Talk About: Approved Lists, Rated Age and Beneficiary Protection

    During its three-day 2021 Annual Conference in late February, the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) hosted 20 separate virtual ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 17: Trial Tactics & Trusting the Jury

    In this episode of Settlement Nation we sit down with Brett Turnbull, the Founding partner of The Turnbull Law Firm, with offices ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 16: Why the Work Always Wins

    In this episode of Settlement Nation we sit down with Olivier Taillieu, a partner of The Dominguez Firm and a distinguished and ...

    Let's Talk About: Privacy of Medical Records and Personal Data

    During a discussion of “Life Company Basics” featured as part of the recent Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) virtual 2021 ...

    Industry News

    Let's Talk About Factoring

    Continuing a series of articles previewing selected topics at the upcoming Society of Settlement Planners’ (SSP’s) virtual 2021 ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 15: Bethany Schneider

    In this episode of Settlement Nation we chat with Bethany Schneider, a trial attorney and the founder of Schneider Injury Law.

    Industry News

    Let’s Talk About: Mass Torts and Structured Settlements

    Upon reviewing the agenda for the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) 2021 Annual Conference there is one session that falls ...

    Industry News

    Let's Talk About: Suitability and Settlement Planning

    The Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) will host its virtual 2021 Annual Conference for February 23-25 and has already ...

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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, ...

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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 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

    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 4: Megan Hottman

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

    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 ...

    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 ...

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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 ...

    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 ...

    Plaintiff Resources

    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 ...

    E-Book

    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 ...

    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 ...