Options for Lawsuit Settlement Winners Receiving Periodic Payments

On January 22,2002, President George W. Bush signed into law a bill that protects individuals who must sell their structured settlement payments to meet unplanned financial needs. H.R.2884Victims of Terrorism Tax Relief Act of 2001 (Signed by the President January 22,2002)) Under a structured settlement, a lawsuit plaintiff will not... Read More

A Structured Lawsuit Settlement Seemed Like a Good Idea at One Time

You are receiving payments spread out over months, years, even a lifetime. It's great when the money arrives but the payments are often too small or too spread out to really satisfy your needs. Careful research could yield more of your cash faster. There are some half dozen financial institutions... Read More

The Cash Now Question

If you have ever been in a bind for cash you know the stress, the weight of not being able to pay your bills. In these desperate times, desperate measures are often taken. Expensive loans, overused credit cards, and a snowball of events quickly complicate your financial position. Once the... Read More

How To Form a UK Limited Company

When starting a business, a large number of people go down the route of forming a limited company or, to give it its full title, a limited liability company.The alternative for someone starting up in business on their own is to trade as a sole-trader. There is less formal paperwork... Read More

Structured Settlement as an Investment Vehicle

You always hear people talking about the latest investment vehicle they're using. It's water cooler talk, dinner table talk, phone talk, it's everywhere talk. People are always looking for a way to invest their money that might be a little 'different' from what others are doing. Buying a structured settlement... Read More

Offshore Asset Protection Trusts for US Citizens

When it comes to discussing offshore anything and US citizens - from offshore trusts to investments, from offshore banking to company incorporation - it's important to note the following facts: -- US citizens are taxed on their worldwide income. This includes income from interest, dividends and gains whether onshore or... Read More

Consider a Structured Settlement?

Structured settlements have been around for a long time however their popularity has steadily increased over the past 6 years. In 1999 only 7% of insurance settlements that were under $7,000 were completed as structured settlements. While we don't have hard data for the current year, the number is much... Read More

A Revolutionary Fundraising Opportunity -- Life Settlements

Amid fundraisers' growing concerns about the current charitable giving climate, dampened by the erratic stock market and shaky economy, a new fundraising opportunity has emerged ? Life Settlements.What is a Life Settlement? A Life Settlement is the sale of an existing life insurance policy for a lump sum of cash... Read More

When Should You Not Cash Out Your Annuity?

You should not cash out your annuity when it's not in your best interest. Here are 3 reasons it might not be in your best interest; it's too soon, you don't have a good enough reason, it will cost you too much. Every day someone cashes out their annuity or... Read More

The Cost of Not Having Money

The self-esteem factor of not having enough money is underestimated. You know what I mean don't you? The agony of financially struggling and the ecstasy of financial abundance are dramatically different moments in a person's life. And I for one would choose the abundance over the struggling any day.A particular... Read More

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Bora Bora or Bust: Annuity Sales Incentives May Taint Structured Settlements for Accident Victims
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
That's why every year, tens of thousands of injury victims settle legal claims with a structured settlement. This involves trading a cash settlement for long-term, tax-free income funded by an annuity. It's a smart choice and encouraged by the federal ...


Eureka Times Standard

You and the Law: Have a structured settlement with Pacific Life?
Eureka Times Standard
This month, Newport Beach, California-based Pacific Life hosted a fabulous six-day event halfway around the world for the U.S. structured settlement industry. According to the invitation, the gathering at the Four Seasons Maldives wasn't a junket but ...


Structured Settlement Industry Leaders Unite: Millennium Settlements separates from Integrated Financial Settlements ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Sage is the premier provider of comprehensive settlement solutions with more than 75 full-time settlement consultants serving claimants and their attorneys nationwide. In addition to providing traditional structured settlement annuities, Sage offers ...


JD Supra (press release)

Court Dismisses Claims Alleging Undisclosed Deductions from Structured Settlement Funds
JD Supra (press release)
The latest attempt to hold casualty carriers and annuity issuers liable for allegedly failing to disclose deductions from the amounts used to purchase structured settlement annuities for plaintiffs' benefit has been dismissed by the U.S. District Court ...


AGs Can Try To Oppose Doctors' Settlement, NJ Judge Says
Law360
The way the settlement is structured, according to the prosecutors, doesn't give doctors the option to “opt-out” of the class and go after monetary damages, which “plainly” vary. The prosecutors invoked the U.S. Supreme Court's 2011 ruling in Wal-Mart ...


Structures to separate from Integrated Financial Settlements (IFS)
PR Newswire (press release)
Structures provides cutting-edge settlement solutions and financial programs utilized in the settlement process by working with plaintiffs, contingency fee attorneys, defendants, casualty carriers, and self-insured entities through appointed structured ...

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Legal Talk Network

Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions
Legal Talk Network
... and co-host, Joan Pagnano discuss pending litigation and next steps for the victims of this disaster with guest Patrick Haines, the managing attorney for Napoli Shkolnik PLLC. Visit Ringler to contact a consultant in your area about structured ...


Business Wire (press release)

Wide Range of Presentations at Fasano Longevity Conference
Business Wire (press release)
The afternoon sessions also included Wharton School research on the Impact of Medicare Reform on Longevity, James Atkins' Critique of Pricing in the Secondary Structured Settlement Market and an all-star panel presentation covering the Impact of New ...

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Insurance – RICO – Fraudulent misrepresentation
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Where the recipients of structured settlements claimed that insurance companies had unlawfully deducted commissions from the settlements, the plaintiffs failed to meet the RICO standard of showing that the defendants associated together for a common ...


Critical Review: Asta Funding (ASFI) & CPI Card Group (NASDAQ:PMTS)
Fairfield Current
The company operates through four segments: Consumer Receivables, Personal Injury Claims, Structured Settlements, and GAR Disability Advocacy. The Consumer Receivables segment involved in the purchase, management, and servicing distressed ...

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Structured Settlement as an Investment Vehicle

You always hear people talking about the latest investment vehicle... Read More

Structured Settlements Offer Advantages over Lump-Sum Payments

A structured settlement, which offers injury victims cash payments through... Read More

Individual Voluntary Arrangements. IVA

What is an IVA?There is an alternative to bankruptcy called... Read More

Lucky

Have you ever looked around and wondered how everyone is... Read More

What is Structured Settlement?

Because it is tailor-made for individual cases, the structure may... Read More

A Revolutionary Fundraising Opportunity -- Life Settlements

Amid fundraisers' growing concerns about the current charitable giving climate,... Read More

Investing in Structured Settlements

Often some derelict will be awarded some huge amount of... Read More

If This Describes You, Dont Cash out Your Annuity

There are companies that purchase future payments. Personal injury settlements... Read More

Should You Sell Your Structured Settlement?

The courts have just awarded you a settlement in the... Read More

What is a Trust and what are the Benefits?

Trusts are becoming a popular way to structure business and... Read More

Unstructured Settlement

Me'Lisa Delaney, 43, is brain-injured as a result of a... Read More

Cash For Structured Settlements - The Smart Way

For most people when they buy a house it is... Read More

How To Form a UK Limited Company

When starting a business, a large number of people go... Read More

A Structured Lawsuit Settlement Seemed Like a Good Idea at One Time

You are receiving payments spread out over months, years, even... Read More

Structured Settlement ? Guaranteed Income for those with Disabilities

Up until twenty years ago, anyone who won a lawsuit... Read More

Structured Settlements Are Like Ants

Ants are powerful creatures. The powerful ant legs are able... Read More

Options for Lawsuit Settlement Winners Receiving Periodic Payments

On January 22,2002, President George W. Bush signed into law... Read More

Making Backwards Choices

I was reading this past week about a woman who... Read More

Offshore Asset Protection Trusts for US Citizens

When it comes to discussing offshore anything and US citizens... Read More

What is a Structured Settlement

A Structured Settlement is an agreement between a personal injury... Read More

Keeping the Lawsuit End in Mind

2 key points to stay focused on, as you are... Read More

Structured Settlements ? Should You Sell Yours?

In recent years, it has become more common for victims... Read More

The Target Capital Structure

Firms can choose whatever mix of debt and equity they... Read More

The Cash Now Question

If you have ever been in a bind for cash... Read More

The Cost of Not Having Money

The self-esteem factor of not having enough money is underestimated.... Read More