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Confidential Settlement in Asbestos Death Case
2009-09-14 21:17:00
According to a recent report, a confidential settlement has been reached between the parents of a young woman that died from the asbestos cancer called mesothelioma and the company they sued over exposure to asbestos. The young woman died after contracting the disease due to asbestos exposure from her father who worked with the deadly ...
Widow Finally get Payout from Asbestos Settlement
2009-09-12 00:31:00
The widow of a UK man who died from the asbestos cancer, mesothelioma, has finally been paid out following a settlement that was reached four years ago. Mr Frederick Hughes died from the incurable cancer, which stems from exposure to asbestos dust and fibers, back in 2001. Dorothy Hughes, who was married to him for forty ...
Debt settlement is like a coat of many colors.
2009-06-20 22:27:00
One size doesn't fit all when it comes to dealing with debt. Debts are incurred in all different ways, and by all different kinds of people, and so resolving problems created by debt requires a creative approach.I come across people who incur debt -- too much debt, or debt at the wrong time -- all the time in my day job; I'm a consumer lawyer, remember, and people call me all the time for help with their mortgages, credit cards, and other debts. These are people like you and me, people who borrowed money for school or to buy a house or a car or got hit with medical debts or lost their job or who got divorced and had their ex refuse to pay the support they owed... people who in one way or another need help with their debts.Most people calling me are calling to ask about bankruptcy, but that's not the only option they should consider. There's all kinds of debt settlement solutions available, ranging from a simple debt consolidation loan to debt forgiveness to payment plans and ...
Structured Settlement Websites Most Popular March 2009
2009-03-25 03:08:00
Three Month Trailing Top 10 Traffic Rank (Alexa Rank as of 03/24/2009) of Structured Settlement and Settlement Planning Industry websites* (+ or- traffic from 02/25/2009 report). Lower number means more traffic (e.g. Yahoo.com is ranked 1 in the overall scheme) Who Are Ya? Structured Settlements 4Real Blog (John Darer) 928,622- Beyond Structured Settlements Blog (Pat Hindert) 1,213,367- Structured Settlement Services 2,728,156+ 4structures.com, LLC 2,944,536+ National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) 3,443,861+ Ringler Associates, Inc. 4,055,691+ Millennium Settlements 5,428,562+ EPS Settlements Group 5,472,604+ The James Street Group 5,751,302-- Settlement Professionals 5,848,585+  *Daniel Alvarez, JD, from Delta Settlements, who contributes to a Settlement Blog at Claris.com and HIgh Impact Structures, LLC have been omitted from the search results as their ISPs do not differentiate between them and the ISP i...
Debt settlement gives you financial relief
2009-01-30 18:53:00
Everyone wants to pay their bills what they owe to their creditors, but there are times when many of us go through real financial problems like loss of a job, medical problems, or divorce. These reasons can spin your overall financial situation out of control. You try to negotiate with your creditors and work out ...
Difference between Debt Consolidation and Debt Settlement Posted By : Brend
2009-01-22 07:00:00
Choose your debt-relieving mode and get rid of your debt and improve your financial situation at years end.
Advantages and disadvantages of debt settlement program
2009-01-08 17:28:00
Some credit counselors feel that debt settlement program is a very good option for someone who is already overwhelmed by his existing debts and cannot afford to keep his accounts current. This program is best suited for someone when he is already confronted with bad credit problems and is getting regular collection calls. The process ...
Mankind Project has not implemented promised settlement
2009-01-07 20:19:00
Mankind Project came into public view via a Houston Press article on the suicide of Michael Scinto. Due to statements made after the New Warriors Training Adventure weekend by Mr. Scinto, his parents came to believe that the weekend conducted by MKP-Houston was responsible for the tragic death. The Scintos sued and settled with MKPH ...
Dennis Quaid Reaches a Settlement
2008-12-17 22:04:00
I’m generally not one for celebrities who already have a ton of money to gouge people for every dime they have, as we so often see in the nasty divorces that take place in Hollywood, but when someone has harmed your children, I don’t care who you are, I hope you get every dime that ...
Dennis Quaid Reaches a Settlement
2008-12-17 22:04:00
I’m generally not one for celebrities who already have a ton of money to gouge people for every dime they have, as we so often see in the nasty divorces that take place in Hollywood, but when someone has harmed your children, I don’t care who you are, I hope you get every dime that ...
Quaid?s Reach Settlement With Cedars-Sinai Hospital
2008-12-16 14:38:00
Dennis and Kimberly Quaid have reached a financial settlement of $750,000 with Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles over the 2007 overdosing of their twin infants on the blood thinner Heparin. “The settlement is the result of extensive negotiations between the parties and their respective legal representatives, and is intended to avoid the time, expense and uncertainty ...
Afraid of Losing Business Due To Structured Settlement Transparency Initiat
2008-12-16 01:51:00
It has come to this author's attention that there are one or two structured settlement brokers, settlement planners who have told one of our sources that they will "turn it over to their lawyers" IF they lose any business over the Matter of Honor Project, a grass roots structured settlement transparency initiative in the structured settlement industry that is designed to improve confidence in lawyers, tort victims, judges, insurers, regulators and other stakeholders who benefit or are involved in the establishment of structured settlements. Factoring broker Rhonda Bentzen, of Bentzen Funding Solutions, made such a threat last December when this project started. Bentzen of course had just disclosed to the world that 90% of her clientele was on the take and that the majority of her clientele were settlement professionals. Ms. Bentzen followed this nugget up by trying to defend the taking of kickbacks by structured settlement brokers and settlement planners whic...
Does your Structured Settlement Consultant Take Kickbacks From Cash Now Pus
2008-12-14 20:16:00
Questions for trial lawyers Does your structured settlement broker or settlement planner take kick backs from "cash now pushers"? According to one factoring broker 90% of structured settlement consultants referring her business do!  The money comes out of your client's recovery! Has any client of yours told you that they were approached by a "cash now pusher" even though the annuity issuer sent written assurances of privacy along with the structured annuity contract AND the settlement agreement for their case was subject to a strict confidentiality agreement? Have you heard through colleagues that a structured settlement broker or settlement planner has purportedly "partnered" with one of the "cash now pushers" and is selling names to them? Is your structured settlement broker or settlement planner sharing strictly confidential case documents with "cash now pushers" to facilitate structured settlement factoring transactions...
Cone Penetration Results / Settlement
2008-11-14 11:32:00
How can you use the data from a Cone Penetration Test to estimate the settlement beneath a pad footing with a load of 100kN acting on it?
WR Grace Settlement for Canadians Dismissed by Critics
2008-10-10 23:48:00
According to a recent report critics have dismissed a recent proposed settlement from WR Grace for thousands of Canadian residents, stating that the settlement benefits lawyers more than it does the residents, and adding that the settlement works out to a poor deal for the residents that are involved. Although the settlement deal is for six ...
Mobile Messenger Americas, Inc. Mobile Content Settlement
2008-09-26 18:27:00
A settlement has been reached with Mobile Messenger in class action litigation involving claims that unauthorized charges for "mobile content" were placed on the cell phone bills of consumers throughout the country.a Mobile Messenger Americas, Inc. Mobile Content Settlement
Timberland Text Message Spam Settlement
2008-09-25 19:35:00
KamberEdelson, LLC and The Jacobs Law Firm, Chtd. Announce Text Spam Settlement CHICAGO, Sept. 15, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) ? A settlement has been reached with GSI Commerce, Inc. and The Timberland Company in a class action lawsuit relating to the alleged transmission of unsolicited text message advertisements to the cell phones of consumers nationwide. The settlement, which ...a Timberland Text Message Spam Settlement
structured settlements life insurance settlement medical
2008-09-24 16:56:00
The common policies include terms like Whole Life, Term Life, Universal Life, Survivor Policies, Corporate Life Plans and Life Insurance trusts. It is possible to sell all types of traditional life insurance policies for cash.
Life settlement companies
2008-09-04 00:31:00
Life settlement is the process of selling the insurance policy owned by the customer and receiving a huge sum of cash in return. The policy can be sold out only when the user doesn?t have life threatening illness. After selling the policy to the company the life settlement company becomes the new owner of ...
Sapient and Explorologist reach a settlement agreement
2008-08-04 20:31:00
Sapient and Explorologist Settle Lawsuit Explorologist Ltd. and an online critic have settled their legal battle over a YouTube video challenging Uri Geller's claims about his mental powers. EFF and Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, LLP, represent Brian Sapient, who uploaded an excerpt from a documentary that critiqued Geller's performances and abilities to YouTube. Explorologist claimed the clip infringed its copyrights. More information about the case is available here.  Here is a previous post from Sapient on the court case. The agreement should allow the healthy debate about the existence of 'supernatural powers' to continue without interference. As part of the legal settlement, Explorologist has agreed to license the disputed footage under a non-commercial Creative Commons license, preempting future legal battles over the fair use of the material. A monetary settlement was also reached.  
How to make Debt Settlement
2008-07-02 07:30:00
Truly, once a debtor begins to take the debt settlement approach, he will seek the forgiveness of the creditor so that the latter will agree to coming up with terms which will benefit both parties, such as lesser or total relief from the payment of interest rates and / or late payment fines, fulfillment of the main amount only, to deduction of the main amount by as much as as much as sixty-five percent.The question most people ask about debt settlement seems to be this: will creditors accept the said terms ?The answer is: of course. Creditors would rather recover what they have given - despite condition which may be unfavorable for them - rather than witness the amount the borrowed down the drain, like, for example when the debtor travels to another country, goes underground, or begins to seek a declaration of personal bankruptcy.Debt settlement is an often neglected debt relief option, which comes as a surprise considering the fact that it's one of the most practical and one the e...
Ann Heche Ordered To Pay $275,000 In Divorce Settlement
2008-06-08 19:11:00
Ann Heche?s five year marriage to Coleman Laffoon is now over and a judge has ordered her to pay $275,000 to her ex-husband as a settlement. She also has to pay a monthly child support payment of $3700. I remember Heche back when she played the role of twin sisters, Vicky and Marley Love Hudson on ...
What Is A "Structured Settlement License"?
2008-06-07 21:59:00
On a number of structured settlement industry/settlement planning industry web sites it is advertised that one or more individuals are a "licensed structured settlement broker" There are structured settlement brokers who hold life insurance broker's licenses , or agent's licenses for life insurance (in most states that includes non variable annuities) with carrier appointments, in the various states where they solicit annuity or insurance business. There is, however NO SUCH THING as a "structured settlement license". Those that place structured settlements are required to possess a valid life insurance license as one of the prerequsities to receiving an appointment from the life insurance companies who write structured settlement annuities. A number of individuals and  companies that purchase structured settlement payment rights deceptively try to position themselves as a "structured settlement broker". Those individuals and companies do not a...
Anne Heche pays the price in divorce settlement
2008-06-07 18:54:00
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Heche’s five-year marriage to Coleman Laffoon is officially over, but not without a pinch to her pocketbook. A judge ruled that Heche must pay $275,000 to her ex-husband, along with monthly child-support payments of $3,700 for the care of their 6-year-old son, Homer, according to court documents released Friday. Heche will also ...
Anne Heche Reaches a Divorce Settlement
2008-06-07 00:06:00
The actress agrees to pay her ex Coley Laffoon $275,000, plus $3,700 per month in child support More: continued here
Structured Settlement Quotes...Do You Need One Now?
2008-06-06 04:50:00
If you need structured settlement quotes you want to get in touch with a specialty insurance agent or broker who is licensed in your state**. For the average person searching on Google it's tough to tell who can give you structured settlement quotes. 4structures.com, LLC appears on the 1st page and can give you structured settlement quotes either by calling their toll-free number 888-325-8640 or using its secure structured settlement quote form (information you enter is secure if the https shows in the URL) But then to find the next one, you have to go several pages in before you get someone who can give you structured settlement quotes. There are a ton of companies in the search engine results who do not give you structured settlement quotes. Many of them are willing to buy structured settlement payment rights from people who already have structured settlements. There needs to be a distinction between structured settlement factoring quotes and structured settlement quotes so th...
AT&T Class Action Settlement Of Lawsuit Over Unauthorized Third Party Cell
2008-06-05 23:01:00
If you were charged on your cell phone bill for mobile content services or subscriptions (i.e., ringtones, games, wallpapers, prizes, premium text alerts, etc.) that you never ordered or authorized tell us your story! ?Report Cramming & Unauthorized Cell Phone Charges? AT&T Class Action Settlement Over Unauthorized Third Party Mobile Content Granted Preliminary Approval A Georgia Court granted preliminary approval ...
Pre-Settlement Funding Nothing To Do With Structured Settlements! DealFlow
2008-06-05 17:17:00
The "structured settlement illiterati" at Deal Flow Media served up more digital diarrhea with a story about pre-settlement funding on the company's online Structured Settlements Wire. It  SHOULD be obvious to readers that Pre-Settlement Funding HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH structured settlements. Pre-Settlement Funding is a form of cash advance available to tort victims with choking bills, whose cases are still pending, where specialty finance companies (like Law Cash, Magnolia Funding  provide non recourse funding to tort victims. If the plaintiffs win or settle their case the finance company has a lien on the proceeds. Non recourse essentially means that if you lose your case you owe the finance company nothing. Due to the risk involved for the finance company a large effective rate of interest (as high as 2.5% per month) is charged. Thus modest amounts advanced can grow to substantial amounts if there is a long period of time between the advance and the time the...
Cowboys want WR Glenn to sign injury settlement
2008-06-04 15:52:00
Cowboys want WR Glenn to sign injury settlement
Getting Out Of Debt Faster Through Debt Settlement Posted By : William Blak
2008-06-04 11:42:00
Debt settlement is one of the simplest tools that can be used to reduce debt balances for a borrower. In essence, debt settlement means contacting a creditor and settling on a reduced loan balance. If a consumer owes $18,000 in credit card debt and has other obligations that make it impossible to make timely payments, debt settlement is a very attractive alternative to declaring bankruptcy. Personal finance is the application of the principles of finance to the monetary decisions of an individual or family unit. It addresses the ways in which individuals or families obtain, budget, save and spend monetary resources over time, taking into account various financial risks and future life events. Components of personal finance might include checking and savings accounts, credit cards and consumer loans, investments in the stock market, retirement plans, social security benefits, insurance policies, and income tax management.
Total Loss Settlement Tips
2008-06-03 23:40:00
1. Release your vehicle to the insurance company immediately their request. This simple step will save you a lot of money in storage charges. If the insurance company is storing the vehicle, there are normally no charges, but if you leave the vehicle at a shop or tow yard, you will be responsible for the storage charges and they will be subtracted from your settlement. Many people have concerns over this, but don't worry, you are the owner of the vehicle, and the company can't do anything to it except hold it until your property claim is resolved.2. Request documentation on the calculated value of your vehicle. This will be one of a few different things, depending on the company. Most companies use either "CCC" or "ADP" to evaluate the market value of your vehicle. If the company doesn't use one of these programs, then they will most likely utilize N.A.D.A. split value as a starting point for your vehicle's value. Remember, no matter what the initial offer is, you can negotiate ...
Debt Settlement
2008-06-03 09:02:00
Do you have problems with debt? May be you have debt? Actually that no problems we have debt, but if we always have debt like credit card. That mean you have trouble. Don't worry i know best place to solve this problem. Nodebttoday.com is specialist in debt settlement. Get Advise from professional advisers to get out of the debt problems. Not only that they work since 1997. The goodness of
Settlement Professional's Bombastic Premise is Inaccurate
2008-06-01 00:00:00
One settlement planner bombastically states on his web site that "Settlement Planning starts from the premise that structured settlements are not the answer to everything that everyone needs or wants to do with their settlement dollars"*** The Society of Settlement...
Structured Settlement Industry Web Sites-May 2008 Traffic Report
2008-06-01 00:00:00
Three Month Trailing Top 10 Traffic Rank (Alexa Rank as of 05/29/2008) of Structured Settlement and Settlement Planning Industry websites* (+ or- traffic from 04/29/2008 report). Lower number means more traffic. Who Are Ya? Beyond Structured Settlements Blog (Pat Hindert)...
NAR/DOJ settlement: Much ado about nothing ?
2008-05-31 19:52:00
Seems that the Economy and the Political scene in this hot election year has caused the DOJ to re-think their approach on the battle with the National Association of Realtors. The case was settled thi...
TransUnion Settlement to Let You Get Free Credit Score
2008-05-31 17:40:00
Original post on The Sun’s Financial Diary According to a MarketWatch report yesterday, TransUnion, one of the three major credit report agencies, has settled a class action lawsuit which could mean free credit score and credit monitoring service for up to 9 months for millions. The lawsuit accused that TransUnion sold customer information to third parties ...
Important Debt Settlement Facts Posted By : Christina Costa
2008-05-30 07:00:00
If you have been thinking about how to get out of debt, you might have considered debt settlement. It is important to look at the facts before you make any decisions, and know if this is right for you!
Is Debt Settlement a Good Option? Posted By : Christina Costa
2008-05-30 07:00:00
If you are considering debt settlement, make sure you know the pros and cons of this option. Take some time to figure out if it is the right one for you!
DOJ and NAR Reach Settlement in Suit After Technology Has Moved Forward
2008-05-28 14:33:00
The long running lawsuit that the Department of Justice has brought against the National Association of Realtors has been settled. The big winners were the lawyers. What a surprise. The amazing thing about monopoly and governmental lawsuits against companies over the issues of technology is that by the time the slow gears of justice run ...
NAR, DOJ Reach Settlement
2008-05-27 23:53:00
For the last couple of years, the standard battlecry of the anti-Realtor set has been “wait until the Department of Justice is through with NAR! They’re going to turn the real estate industry upside-down!” Um, no. From the Department of Justice: “The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a proposed settlement with the National ...
Breaking Down the HUD-1 Settlement Statement
2008-05-27 23:24:00
The Settlement Statement, often referred to as the ?HUD-1?, is a document that contains a detailed breakdown of the closing costs apportioned between the buyer and seller of property. Typically, the closing agent (often a representative from the title company), gathers the pertinent information, completes the Settlement Statement and disperses the required funds once the buyer and seller have certified the accuracy of the statement by signing it. The first page of the Settlement Sheet is broken down into a summary of the borrower?s (buyer) transaction on the left side and a summary of the seller?s transaction on the right. The second page is divided into those costs that are ?paid from borrower?s funds at settlement? and those costs that are ?paid from seller?s funds at settlement?. If buyer, seller and title agent agree that the statement is true and accurate, all parties sign and date the sheet toward the bottom of page two. The following key sections of the HUD-1 should be t...
SAP CFO Sees No Out-Of-Court Settlement With Oracle
2008-05-26 21:39:00
SAP CFO Sees No Out-Of-Court Settlement With OracleThe chief financial officer ofbusiness software maker SAP does not believe an out of courtsettlement with Oracle is likely at present, he told GermanSunday weekly Euro am Sonntag.http://ww...
Unique Dutch settlement discovered from Bronze Age
2008-05-26 08:55:00
Amsterdam - Archaeologists have found a settlement dating back to the Bronze Age just north of Eindhoven, a city in the southern Netherlands, Dutch archaeologist Nico Arts told Dutch media Friday. The discovery was made during preparations for the building of a highway junction at Ekkersrijt, north of Eindhoven. The settlement may be the largest ever discovered in the Netherlands, and is definitely the largest settlement ever found in the southern Netherlands. Bronze Age settlements (1500-850 BC) have also been discovered in the province of Drenthe in the eastern Netherlands. However, these are smaller than the Eindhoven settlement. Read the rest of this article...
Life settlement: an excellent way to sell existing policy
2008-05-26 06:33:00
It is widely observed that the tendency of selling and purchasing existing insurance policy is rapidly growing among policyholders and investors. In fact, this transaction is beneficial for both the parties, as it gives them an excellent opportunity to settle their existing policy in a prolific manner. This new concept of selling and purchasing existing policy is new to the financial market but it is getting great heed by people, who are familiar with the benefits of investment and insurance. In fact, life settlement procedures are providing people with a new mean to be financially secure. Basically, this kind of financial settlement refers to a transaction regarding life insurance policy which involves entrusting of existing policy to the investor. Usually, this transaction takes place when the policyholder is suffering from any life threatening disease or condition. In such cases the policy is settled and sold to the third party, as it is no more needed by the policyholder. In fac...
Viatical life settlement: a flexible financial solution
2008-05-24 06:28:00
Since everybody dreams to live a contended and financially free life, life insurance policies can prove to the best solution. Basically, life insurance policies refer to a long-term investment that gets matured after a certain time period. This time period may vary from 30 years to 35 years. However, life insurance policies can provide the policy holder with long-term financial security but sometimes, it may become really burdensome. Life insurance policies are not suitable for making securing long term financial benefits but what if the policy holder is retired and is suffering from any life threatening disease? Since people, who are retired from their job, fulfill all their routine and emergency requirements with their pension and other savings, any major financial requirement can disturb their budget. In such situation, paying expensive premiums of their life insurance policy can increase their burden. However, with viatical life settlement such senior policyholders can meet all ...
How Are Structured Settlement Transfers Priced?
2008-05-24 00:00:00
Settlement Quotes, LLC posted a useful explanation of how structured settlement transfers (structured settlement factoring transactions are priced. This is a must read for: Holders of structured settlement payment rights who are contemplating selling them to raise cash. Judges Lawyers...
Asbestos Settlement For Nearly Half A Million Dollars
2008-05-23 14:01:00
The developer of a retail and residential project in Kansas City has had to pay four hundred and fifty thousand dollars to the state in a settlement over violation of Missouri asbestos laws according to a recent report. The settlement is said to have been recently agreed with the state. Around one hundred thousand dollars ...
Is Debt Settlement Superior To Debt Consolidation?
2008-05-23 04:49:00
It has always been a matter of competition for both the debt consolidators and debt settlement companies to prove themselves over each other. But somehow debt settlement has managed to stay ahead in this race of oligopolies.Debt consolidation programs give you a loan to help you manage your way out of debt by allowing you to pay off your earlier creditors. You are charged interest on it and at times even to your earlier creditors. Your principle amount remains the same, but you are still kept far away from clearing your debt.Debt settlement, on the other hand, is your rescue ship if you are drifting toward bankruptcy. If you are already in bad standing with your creditors and your credit rating is low due to a lack of payment history, then joining a consumer debt relief group can be the best way to modify your debt to income ratio and stabilize your account ratings.Read full articleResources for Debt Consolidation----------------No-w playing: The Academy Is... - Bulls In Br...
Denise Richards Augmenting Paltry $25 million Divorce Settlement With Hefty
2008-05-23 00:49:00
Oh, what’s to be done with Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen. They may bicker incessantly and claim they can’t stand the sight of one another, but deep down, you just know they’re hoping the other contracts feline AIDS. With her E! reality series set to premiere on Memorial Day, Richards has been hitting the talk ...
Florida Structured Settlement Protection Act Stifles Kick Backs to Settleme
2008-05-22 00:00:00
The Florida Structured Settlement Protection Act (Section 626.99296) of the 2007 Florida Statutes at Section (2)(h) defines "independent financial advice" in such a way that puts a crimp in practice of certain of my industry brethren who think it appropriate...
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