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26 Mar 2013, 11:41 am by structuredsettlements
If I employ an attorney for 33.33 percent of my settlement do they get a portion of my monthly payments as well as the lump sum?". This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you find yourself on FAEMM community, back out and type in www. structuredsettlements.typepad.com [read post]
22 Oct 2011, 8:01 am by structuredsettlements
Security authorized or required for payment of a judgment for periodic installments entered in accordance with New York CPLR Article 50B: Must be in the form of an annuity contract, Must be executed... This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you find yourself on FAEMM community, back out and type in www. structuredsettlements.typepad.com [read post]
3 Dec 2012, 8:57 am by structuredsettlements
Defense lawyers, in house lawyers for defendants and insurance adjusters based out of New York, having New York adjudicated cases need to be mindful that the New York State General Obligations Law... This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you find yourself on FAEMM community, back out and type in www. structuredsettlements.typepad.com [read post]
31 Mar 2011, 12:32 pm by Carol L. Schlitt
The New York State budget passed in the overnight hours cuts $170 million from the court system that will result in hundreds of layoffs and longer waits for trials. The cuts will hurt anyone who is depending on the court system for justice and weakens the State’s basic promise of delivering justice for all New Yorkers. Any time the government makes a change, it creates winners and losers: in this case, the losers are the poorest New Yorkers who will feel the brunt of these cuts and the employees… [read post]
7 Mar 2012, 9:33 am by structuredsettlements
In SoggySaga: Executive Life’s Liquidation Drowns Policyholders’ Annuitants Interests in 21-year Long Process Mount Vernon, New York based CINN CEO Steve Acunto excoriates those responsible for the... This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you find yourself on FAEMM community, back out and type in www. structuredsettlements.typepad.com [read post]
28 Jun 2012, 11:42 pm by structuredsettlements
Negative discount rates, a phenomenon of the low interest rate environment, combined with static statutory growth rates and static pre-judgment and post-judgment interest rates has created a bonanza... This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you find yourself on FAEMM community, back out and type in www. structuredsettlements.typepad.com [read post]
16 May 2011, 10:47 am by Carol L. Schlitt
On Sunday, May 15, 2011, the New York Times published an article, “Cuts Could Stall Sluggish Courts at Every Turn,” that documents the impact of the $170 million dollars in cuts to the courts’ administrative budget. The article records that “About 350 court employees, including clerks and court lawyers, are to be laid off on Wednesday, following about 75 layoffs in the court system’s administrative offices earlier this spring.” [read post]
21 Oct 2011, 1:12 pm by Carol L. Schlitt
On a warm September evening last year, a woman set out from her Manhattan apartment to pick up some dry cleaning. As she walked past the Frederick Douglass Houses, the woman’s right foot became stuck in a broken edge of sidewalk and she fell forward, landing on her right knee and left arm and hand. [...] [read post]
2 Jan 2012, 9:28 pm by structuredsettlements
Surprisingly I see draft settlement documents and Orders which would eviscerate the plaintiff's structured settlement more often than I would like to see. Thankfully they are just drafts. Settling... This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you find yourself on FAEMM community, back out and type in www. structuredsettlements.typepad.com [read post]
16 Dec 2011, 6:32 am by Law Office of Carol L. Schlitt
I received some papers in a slip and fall case that are both comical and maddening. In response to a summons and complaint for a case where a woman suffered an injury in a stairway fall, the attorney for the insurance company responded with papers for an auto accident. [read post]
7 Apr 2012, 12:22 pm by structuredsettlements
A structured settlement annuity is like a tomato. It can be sliced, prepared or used in many different ways to suit you or your client's taste and needs. Work with a structured settlement expert who... This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you find yourself on FAEMM community, back out and type in www. structuredsettlements.typepad.com [read post]
2 Nov 2012, 10:22 am by Tyson Snow
Here is your weekly installment of the Week in Social Media News–a summary of social media news from around the web. As always, the focus of these stories is social media legal news (as opposed to the tens of thousands … Continue reading ?The post This Week in Social Media News (11/2/12) appeared first on Social Media, Esq.™. [read post]
25 Jan 2011, 5:08 pm by Carol L. Schlitt
I often hear from potential clients who ask if their case is large enough for me to take. Others wonder if I will devote enough attention to their case if it will not return a large award. I make a promise to do everything I can to get the most compensation for each of my [...] [read post]
19 Oct 2012, 3:56 am by structuredsettlements
A structured settlement can be used to offset the need to take social security early and thereby increase the ultimate monthly payout when social security is taken. This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you find yourself on FAEMM community, back out and type in www. structuredsettlements.typepad.com [read post]
4 Feb 2013, 10:32 pm by structuredsettlements
New York City area structured settlement expert John Darer of 4structures.com LLC discusses the insurance companies that stand behind the promises to make structured settlement payments in this video This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you find yourself on FAEMM community, back out and type in www. structuredsettlements.typepad.com [read post]
9 Apr 2012, 10:33 pm by structuredsettlements
The post sale departments at structured annuity issuers need to pay more attention to settlement documentation before issuing policies. I recently had a case that involved multiple annuity issuers... This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you find yourself on FAEMM community, back out and type in www. structuredsettlements.typepad.com [read post]
17 Nov 2009, 3:02 pm by Richard D. Vetstein, Esq.
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23 Feb 2011, 4:06 pm by Carol L. Schlitt
We have all done it: put our names into a search engine and see what came up. You may have been surprised at how much private information is out there for the public to see. Immediately, many of us ask: How can I remove my name from an online database or directory? How can I [...] [read post]
23 Sep 2008, 7:15 pm by Glenn R. Reiser
A bank employee who misappropriates a customer's cash deposit can expose the bank to a claim under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, a NJ appeals court ruled in Lee v. First Union National Bank, et al., App. Div., Case No.: 09-2-1547. In this case, the plaintiff, an existing customer of First Union National Bank, alleged she paid $2,000 in cash to a bank employee who worked in the bank's brokerage services unit which was supposed to be used to purchase shares of a mutual fund. Instead of depositing… [read post]
15 Nov 2012, 6:34 pm by structuredsettlements
For those plaintiffs whose financial needs and commitments provide little tolerance for risk and require having safety, security and guarantees that a structure can provide as an alternative asset... This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you find yourself on FAEMM community, back out and type in www. structuredsettlements.typepad.com [read post]