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Structured Settlements 101

By William B. Fazio, Settlement Consultant, Fazio National A Structured Settlement is an arrangement that is designed to compensate a claimant over time, rather than with a single lump sum cash payment. Over the past several decades structured settlements have been codified in US tax law...

D.C.: Court Grants Preliminary Approval of $72.5M Settlement in Class Action Against The Hartford

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On June 7, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut granted preliminary approval of a $72.5 million dollar settlement between The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and a class of more that 21,000 members who had previously settled personal injury and workers'...

Pros and Cons of Structured Settlement Buyout Offers Debated

Consumer tips are provided in this article at CreditCards.com about how to evaluate structured settlement buyout offers.

Structuring Damage Settlements to Offset Government Liens (#51766SADM)

These materials were originally developed to accompany the following event: Structuring Damage Settlements to Offset Government Liens, held in March 2010, authored by the faculty. Program Description When damages are awarded and judgment passed, your clients have the right to expect that...

Delay in Calculating a Structured MSA Can Cost You, It’s Free, So Why Wait?

By Teddy Snyder, Esq. I got the call again. I’m in California, but this case closure scenario can happen anywhere. “I have a signed C&R for $46,000 with CMS approval. Can you save me some money?” The answer is “Probably, but it will be more complicated, because you waited...

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (11/25/2011) – Climbing Over Guardrail and Jumping or Falling 60 Feet Was Not Within Course of Employment

Larson's Spotlight on Statute of Limitations, Structured Settlements, Special Errand, Unexplained Fall, and LHWCA Maximum Weekly Rate. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law...

The WCMSA Conundrum in California

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. The following email string is true, accurate and correct. It is a typical email string between an applicant’s attorney and a defense attorney. We all have cases like this in our inventories. In this case, the Applicant was a medical laboratory technologist who sustained...

The WCMSA Conundrum in California

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. The following email string is true, accurate and correct. It is a typical email string between an applicant’s attorney and a defense attorney. We all have cases like this in our inventories. In this case, the Applicant was a medical laboratory technologist who sustained...