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Published Tue, 16 Jul 2019 07:48:34 -0700
Once considered a competitive product, most structured settlement professionals and settlement planners now view settlement trusts as an essential and complementary part of their personal injury se
Published Mon, 20 May 2019 08:27:50 -0700
The legal textbook, “Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments” defines structured settlements in Section 1.01 and consists of four paragraphs, the key sentences of which are t
Published Mon, 29 Apr 2019 11:13:53 -0700
ABLE accounts, similar to special needs trusts and pooled trusts, allow qualifying persons with disabilities, including
Published Mon, 29 Apr 2019 10:42:43 -0700
Known as the “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014,” the
Published Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:05:26 -0700
In 2013, both the SEC and FINRA issued warnings to individuals about the risks of buying and/or selling “re-cycled” structured settlement payment rights.
Published Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:57:51 -0700
Between 2002 and 2009, over 4,000 structured settlement annuities issued by Aviva PLC subsidiaries Aviva Life Insurance Company of North America and Aviva Life Insurance Company of New York were ba
Published Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:49:45 -0700
Note: this article was edited on June 16, 2019 to correct an earlier mistake and to provide an important update.
Published Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:40:20 -0700
IRC 6662 establishes a 20% penalty for "Any substantial understatement of income tax." Issues related to taxation of punitive damages will make it advisable for plaintiff's attorneys, in s
Published Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:18:02 -0700
Section 304(a) of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 added IRC 139F which provides that gross income does not include compensation received by an individual as a result of incarceration fo
Published Fri, 25 Jan 2019 10:25:26 -0800
The United States structured settlement market has been in existence for more than 40 years and continues to expand its scope, complexity and importance within the context of both claim management

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