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22 Aug 2012, 12:14 pm by structuredsettlements
Municipal bonds are sometimes touted to plaintiffs by financial advisors and stock brokers in competition with structured settlements. After all both are income-tax-free, right? But the headwinds are... 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 Feb 2014, 11:35 am by structuredsettlements
Another shout out to members of Congress and Attorneys Genera advocating regulation of the structured settlement secondary market. If law professors, can get it wrong when educating advisors, on... 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 Aug 2012, 8:05 am by structuredsettlements
AIG’s nationalization was widely condemned as an egregious case of the “too big to fail” syndrome. It was also widely expected to be a disaster, in the sense that the company could never be... 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]
15 Feb 2013, 3:18 pm by structuredsettlements
What sets the A.M.Best Mark apart is that in order to qualify for a listing, no fewer than eight professional references must be submitted , independently reviewed by A.M. Best and those professional... 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 Feb 2011, 12:16 pm by Carol L. Schlitt
Many people imagine that lawyers cannot wait to sue. In fact, I spend a fair amount of my time counseling potential clients on how they might avoid court and the need to hire an attorney. Here’s a tale of how a man received an unpleasant surprise in his lunch and how a restaurateur made an [...] [read post]
2 Nov 2010, 4:52 am by Carol L. Schlitt
I received the following question via email this morning. It concerns a slip and fall on a wet floor at a Burger King that resulted in some fractures for a man who already had two hip replacements. The man’s wife wanted to know how they should proceed. It thought you might find the question and answer helpful. [read post]
18 May 2011, 5:12 pm by structuredsettlements
Executive Life of New York is a 20 year old insurance company story that continues to rear its ugly head. in this video structured settlement experts John Darer and Mark Wahlstrom discuss Executive... 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 Aug 2012, 12:14 pm by structuredsettlements
Municipal bonds are sometimes touted to plaintiffs by financial advisors and stock brokers in competition with structured settlements. After all both are income-tax-free, right? But the headwinds are... 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 Mar 2012, 3:23 pm by structuredsettlements
The next time you get a piece of The Rock, it won't include a single claimant qualified settlement fund. The Prudential Insurance Company of America dealt a massive blow to promoters when it... 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]
6 Feb 2012, 4:38 pm by structuredsettlements
A milestone like college education for your children does not have to become a "millstone around your neck" when you fund it with a structured settlement. Having a structured settlement as part of... 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 2013, 12:07 pm by structuredsettlements
A structured settlement lock in means that the structured settlement annuity issuer will guarantee the cost of a specific benefit stream in exchange for a commitment to accept or purchase 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]
4 Mar 2011, 11:33 am by Carol L. Schlitt
Arriving home can make us feel comfortable and safe, yet for one New York City woman, the lobby of her apartment building turned out to be anything but safe. One evening last summer, she arrived home and began to cross the lobby to reach her elevator, walking over a red carpet the building management had [...] [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]
12 Sep 2013, 4:44 pm by structuredsettlements
Structured settlements are not just for personal injury and wrongful death settlements. Structured settlement solutions exist for may types of taxable damages through non qualified assignments and... 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]
15 Nov 2010, 9:53 am by structuredsettlements
One often reads the advertising claims that structured settlement payments are "tax free". Such statements are misleading. The TRUTH 1. To the extent a structured settlement payment represents... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [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]
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]
13 Oct 2010, 11:39 am by Carol L. Schlitt
I recently received an email from a potential client regarding injuries she suffered in a car accident. I thought I would share the question and answer as other readers may have similar questions. [read post]
19 Feb 2014, 3:02 pm by structuredsettlements
It is actually common place today for both sides to have their own structured settlements guru or settlement planning guru. It is the exception rather than the rule that the plaintiff has not engaged... 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]