The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court’s recent decision in the matter of Sams v. Department of Public Welfare may significantly affect the structured settlement industry, and the settlement of lawsuits on behalf of certain...more
We have all heard our share of lawyer jokes. From War of the Roses - "What do you call a bunch of attorneys at the bottom of the ocean"? Answer - A good start! Everybody hates lawyers except their own and...more
Trial attorneys are extremely vulnerable to a tax landscape that is becoming hostile territory. The result of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2013 (ATRA) is that earned income is taxed at substantially...more
On February 14, 2013, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Lavier v MyTravel Canada Holidays Inc, which deals with the approval of class counsel fees in a settled class proceeding. The decision provides some...more
Originally published in ABA Section of Taxation NewsQuarterly in the Summer of 2012.
Structured settlement annuities (SSA) have been recognized by federal law since 1983. The original use of these...more