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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 ...

    Legs & Regs

    Re-cycled Structured Settlement Payment Rights

    Historically, most investors who purchase structured settlement payment rights from factoring companies are sophisticated ...

    Non-Qualified

    Wrongfully Incarcerated Individuals

    The number of exonerations for wrongfully incarcerated individuals has increased for the third year in a row, according to The ...

    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.  

    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 ...

    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 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 ...

    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 ...

    E-Book

    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 ...

    E-Book

    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 ...

    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

    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 ...

    Knowledge Network

    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 ...

    Knowledge Network

    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 ...

    Knowledge Network

    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 ...