The Settlement Alliance

2014

Blog Posts in 2014

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Plaintiff Attorneys: Are You Leveraging This Tax Incentive? Dec 12, 2014

Plaintiff attorneys often have unpredictable incomes—a few big cases can mean a drastic increase in income and likewise, a slower year could mean a drop in annual income. Luckily, structured fees allow attorneys to receive payments over time on a ...

When is it Appropriate to Use a Pooled Special Needs Trust? Nov 27, 2014

Many individuals with special needs receive some form of government benefits. For those who receive an inheritance or a financial award from a lawsuit, the acceptance of those funds could risk the individual’s eligibility to continue receiving ...

Don't Let This Happen to Your Client: Why You Need a Plaintiff Structured Settlement Broker Nov 7, 2014

In liability settlements, the defense will often include their own structured settlement broker during negotiations. That individual is tasked with proposing a structured settlement arrangement to the plaintiff and aiding in the resolution of the ...

What Do My Mass Tort Clients Need to Consider? Nov 6, 2014

Mass tort cases can involve hundreds, sometimes thousands of claimants. Some claimants may have minor injuries, while others may have experienced life-altering injuries or the death of a loved one. For those receiving a settlement as the result of a ...

What is a Non-Qualified Settlement? Oct 29, 2014

Most people have heard of structured settlements—many even know that structures purchased with the proceeds from personal injury and wrongful death settlements provide tax-free, long-term income. What is less well-known, though, is the potential tax ...

Avoiding Legal Malpractice: Why You Need a Settlement Planner Oct 28, 2014

Texas Lawyer recently ran a story about a Texas business that sued two lawyers and their firms for legal malpractice. The basis of the lawsuits? Mistakes made in the settlement agreement. In a string of cases involving allegations of fraud, a ...

CMS Withdraws Future Medicals NPRM Oct 24, 2014

Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) withdrew its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding Medicare Secondary Payer and Future Medicals, which had been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget in ...

Three Key Items for Determining Case Value Oct 14, 2014

When an attorney meets with a potential client, it can sometimes be difficult to determine whether to resolve a case at mediation, take it to trial, or even to accept it in the first place. Time and money expenditures can often be considerable, and ...

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