Buyers of Structured Settlements

As a structured settlement expert you would expect one to stay up to date on the structured settlement industry. One of the major Buyers of structured Settlements made the news again. Continue reading Buyers of Structured Settlements

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Transfers of Structured Settlement Payment Rights Most Misunderstood Courthouse Terms G-L Guardian Ad Litem – A person appointed by the court to look after the interests of a minor or an incapacitated person whose property or rights are involved in litigation Guardianship – Legal right given to a person to be responsible for the food, housing, health care and other necessities of a person under 18 years of age Habeas Corpus – From the Latin “You have the body”.  An order commanding tha […] Continue reading Structured Settlement Lawyer

Structured Settlement Lawyer

Transfers of Structured Settlement Payment Rights Most Misunderstood Courthouse Terms M-O Manslaughter –  Involuntary – The unintentional taking of human life as a result of performing an unlawful act or in negligently performing a lawful act Manslaughter – Voluntary – The unlawful taking of human life under circumstances short of premeditated intent to kill Minute Order  – A memorandum of the orders and proceedings of the court made by the clerk and maintained as the official reco […] Continue reading Structured Settlement Lawyer

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Transfers of Structured Settlement Payment Rights Most Misunderstood Courthouse Terms, R-V Remand – Return the defendant to custody to await further action. Satisfaction of Judgment – The discharge of an obligation by a paying party what is awarded to him, by the judgment of a court or otherwise. Stay – The act of stopping a proceeding by a court order. Stipulation – An agreement between the parties or their atttorneys. Summary Judgment – When the judge decides a case without going to tria […] Continue reading Structured Settlement Lawyer

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Transfers of Structured Settlement Payment Rights Most Misunderstood Courthouse Terms, the P’s Parole – The supervised conditional release of a prisoner before the expiration of his or her sentence.  If the parolee observes the conditions of parole, he or she need not serve the rest of his or her term. Peremptory Challenge – An objection to a juror where no specific reason for the objection is given. Plea – The formal response of a defendant to a charge.  The pleas are:  guilt […] Continue reading Structured Settlement Lawyer

When Personal Injury Claims are Considered for Periodic Payments or a Lump Sum

Block 19.2 Article 2.3 Transfers of Structured Settlement Payment Rights When Personal Injury Claims are Considered for Periodic Payments or a Lump Sum   Three experts in the field:  Daniel W. Hindert, Joseph Julnes Dehner, and Patrick J. Hindert, published a book in October 2014, Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments that gives the short list of instances where periodic payments would be appropriate. Not all personal injury claims are appropriate for a lump sum p […] Continue reading When Personal Injury Claims are Considered for Periodic Payments or a Lump Sum

What Happens If an Interested Party Actually Opposes Your Application

Block 18.2 Article 2.3 Transfers of Structured Settlement Payment Rights What Happens If an Interested Party Actually Opposes Your Application? The opposing party is not likely to conduct any searching cross-examination; but it’s not out of the question.  According to experts in the field, Daniel W. Hindert, and Craig H. Ulman, if the party opposing an application is the structured settlement obligor or the annuity issuer, this opposition will typically have little or no information about […] Continue reading What Happens If an Interested Party Actually Opposes Your Application

Amount of Structured Settlements in the United States 2014

Block 20.1 Article 2.3 Transfers of Structured Settlement Payment Rights Amount of Structured Settlements in the United States 2014 There is no conclusive amount from a public source according to structured settlement experts, because “those involved in settling claims and financing periodic payment arrangements are not required to report the data publicly.”(see italics below) We do however have figures of annuity-based structured settlements from 2013-2008, which comprises a majority of th […] Continue reading Amount of Structured Settlements in the United States 2014