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Big News for Liability Medicare Set-Asides (LMSAs) May 5, 2017

Over the past several years, requirements for Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Asides (WCMSAs) have been somewhat well-established. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) now routinely update their WCMSA Reference Guide , providing ...

CFPB Releases Warning on Factoring Transactions Apr 10, 2017

On April 9, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a letter warning consumers about the dangers of factoring transactions. The warning, in part, states: You could receive much less cash than your settlement is worth. Dealing ...

Think Your Constitutional Rights are Guaranteed? Think Again. Jan 27, 2015

For more than 200 years, the Seventh Amendment has given ordinary citizens the right to a jury trial, even when facing the most formidable of opponents. In the eyes of the courts, a young mother fighting for her child injured during delivery is ...

The New IRS Private Letter Ruling: What Does it Mean for Claimants Who Want to Structure? Sep 16, 2014

Last week, the IRS released a Private Letter Ruling that included a section regarding the entrance of an annuity provider (presumably) into the secondary structured settlement market. This section reads, Separate from the Qualified Assignment and ...

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