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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 ...

    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

    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 ...

    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?

    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 ...

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    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?

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    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

    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 ...

    Structured Settlements

    Book Review: What You Can Expect When Expecting a Settlement

    Assuming you are a professional structured settlement consultant and/or settlement planner, what is the first advice you ...

    Structured Settlements

    What Do Smart Phones Have in Common with Structured Settlements?

    If a future business historian were to make an analogy between the personal injury settlement planning market in 2030 and the ...

    Attorney Resources

    Role and Responsibilities of Plaintiff Counsel in Structured Settlements

    As the Mraz case demonstrates, even the most successful and sophisticated trial attorneys aren’t always familiar enough with ...

    Knowledge Network

    What is a Qualified Settlement Fund?

    IRC 468B Qualified Settlement Funds (QSFs) provide plaintiff attorneys and their clients with important advantages as a ...

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    Historical Developments Structured Settlements: Market Foundation

    This is the second article (Part II) in a four part series of articles that explore the timeline of historical developments that ...

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    Historical Developments Structured Settlements: Industry Reset & Rebuild

    This is the fourth and final article (Part IV) in a four part series of articles that explore the timeline of historical ...

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    Historical Developments Structured Settlements: Conflict, Growth, Transition

    This is the third article (Part III) in a four part series of articles that explore the timeline of historical developments that ...

    Knowledge Network

    Historical Developments Structured Settlements: Industry Formation

    This is the introduction and part I for a timeline of historical developments that highlight key events for the structured ...

    Knowledge Network

    Settlement Trusts & Structured Settlements

    One of the defining differences between the “Claim Management” and the “Settlement Planning” structured settlement business ...

    Structured Settlements

    What is Settlement Planning?

    Settlement planning, a term previously avoided by the National Structured Settlement Trade Organization (NSSTA), was a buzz word ...

    Structured Settlements

    Settlement Trusts + Structured Settlements = Settlement Planning?

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

    Industry News

    Texas Legislature Modernizes Structured Settlements Statute

    Independent Life Insurance Company (Independent Life) is excited to report Texas Statute HB 3771 is now law, having passed the ...

    Structured Settlements

    The Importance of Public Policy for Structured Settlements

    What is public policy and why is it important for structured settlements?

    Structured Settlements

    Benefits of Structured Settlements

    Today in the context of industry change and the need for industry growth, what exactly are the benefits of structured ...

    What is a Structured Settlement?

    The legal textbook, “Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments” defines structured settlements in Section 1.01 and ...