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28 Jan 2011, 11:05 am by Carol L. Schlitt
I do not specialize in Workers’ Compensation cases, but I need to know the Workers’ Compensation law to help my clients who suffer an injury on the job through the negligence or recklessness of someone other than their employer. I have a current case involving a women employed by a temporary staffing agency who worked [...] [read post]
15 Mar 2012, 3:40 pm by structuredsettlements
Frequent time delays in Surrogate's Court in Bronx, Kings, Queens, New York, Richmond (Staten Island) and other New York counties are hurting the very people that the Surrogate Judge is supposed to... 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, 8:08 am by structuredsettlements
Having seen and heard of a few instances in recent times where other carriers have elected not to participate in structured attorney fees I decided to investigate if this is a growing trend or random... 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]
19 Dec 2013, 12:07 pm by structuredsettlements
Most structured settlements are consummated using a qualified, or non-qualified assignment, where the future obligation to the plaintiff is transferred to a special purpose company that applies,... 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]
10 Dec 2010, 12:53 pm by Carol L. Schlitt
In another example of truth is stranger than fiction, I settled a case where a woman slipped and fell on ice after the landlord of a strip mall in Suffolk ran his sprinklers in December to effectively water his sidewalks. The man ran the sprinklers and because of the cold, ice quickly formed on the [...] [read post]
11 Apr 2013, 4:58 pm by structuredsettlements
A highly competent attorney's structured settlement advisor can not only help make the structured settlement process that much easier, but the whole settlement process easier and lighten the load for... 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]
26 Mar 2013, 1:33 pm by structuredsettlements
The insurance companies that issue structured settlement annuities or periodic payment reinsurance are perenially among the world's largest and most admired corporations. 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 May 2013, 6:19 am by structuredsettlements
How easy is it to deal with a lump sum settlement? Think about this. The failure rate for retirement account withdrawals, when accounts run out of money, using the old "rule of thumb" of 4 percent... 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]
21 Oct 2011, 2:32 am by structuredsettlements
New York CPLR Article 50B has a statutory 4% escalator built into it that has troubled defendants who might have argued that it was an unfair representation of the current state of affairs. After... 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]
20 May 2011, 4:33 pm
In this edition of the Doubleheader, New York Times columnist David Brooks and syndicated columnist Mark Shields tackled the nomination and filibuster of President Obama's judicial nominee Goodwin Liu. We also kidded a bit about a picture of David Brooks that has gone wild online. [read post]
10 Mar 2014, 5:27 pm by structuredsettlements
Even if parents are good investors, that doesn't mean their kids will be, or even that their kids will listen to them when they are at or after the age of majority 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]
26 Jan 2011, 1:41 pm by structuredsettlements
Structured settlement expert John Darer discusses the rights and responsibilities of plaintiffs and defendants under New York General Obligations Law §5-1702, a/k/a the New York Structured Settlement... 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]
10 Mar 2011, 10:50 am by Carol L. Schlitt
As part of his proposal to control health care costs, Governor Cuomo has proposed capping medical malpractice payments for non-economic losses at $250,000. We have all heard the claims that medical malpractice premiums are driving doctors out of business and raising our health care costs, so caps would help everyone but the lawyers. Right? Wrong. In reality, limits on medical malpractice awards would have little impact on the medical malpractice insurance premiums, would not lower health care costs… [read post]
17 Dec 2010, 8:11 am by structuredsettlements
American General is putting a "senior" to work. United States Life Insurance Company in the City of New York (U.S. Life or USL) , a 160 year old life insurance company, founded in 1850, is the latest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [read post]
3 Feb 2014, 6:15 pm by structuredsettlements
An individual can enter into a qualified assignment as the assignor. The individual must be a party to a suit or agreement and the payment obligations being assigned must be exempt under IRC 104 (1)... 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]
1 Oct 2013, 4:51 pm by structuredsettlements
Structuring attorney fees is a fantastic tax deferral option for trial lawyers with any type of contingency fee personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice or employment case. Call ... 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]
14 Oct 2013, 5:00 pm by structuredsettlements
Some practitioners cram several structured settlement payees into a single qualified assignment for administrative convenience. This will no longer be allowed by Prudential. 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 Oct 2010, 4:40 am by Cari Rincker
I am on the New York Beef Producers’ Association (“NYBPA”) Government Relations Committee with Nicole Tommell from Fonda, New York.  Together we have started a Facebook page to start keeping the membership updated on state and local policy that may affect New York beef producers.  You can also follow the legislative alerts on Twitter @NYBeefLeg.  I will also be blogging here from time-to-time on New York agriculture policies that may specifically affect the beef industry. … [read post]
18 Mar 2012, 9:11 pm by structuredsettlements
A structured settlement expert with CPLR 50B expertise can be a valuable asset at New York mediations involving auto accident, labor law, product liability and other personal injury cases with... 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]
11 Nov 2011, 9:39 am by Carol L. Schlitt
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident in New York, New York’s No-Fault Insurance law will provide medical coverage for injuries you suffer in the collision. However, the No Fault insurer will look to terminate benefits if they can show that you have recovered or your ongoing injuries are due to some cause [...] [read post]