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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, California. In this episode, Keith shares the story of his $40 million verdict for a wrongful death case with Nick Rowley, his ...


    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.

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Knowledge Network

    Defining Income: IRC vs. SSA

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

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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).

    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 ...


    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Structured Settlements

    Settlement Trusts + Structured Settlements = Settlement Planning?

    Once considered a competitive product, most structured settlement professionals and settlement planners now view settlement ...

    Public Benefits

    ABLE Accounts: The Direct Funding Debate

    Without more specific legal authority, many plaintiff attorneys, special needs attorneys and settlement planning professionals ...

    What is the ABLE Act?

    Known as the “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014,” the

    Public Benefits

    Are ABLE Accounts a Growth Opportunity for Structured Settlements?

    The ABLE Act together with the state ABLE programs now offer settlement and judgment payees an important new solution