A must have for every structured settlement professional who intends to provide comprehensive service to his/her clients. It likewise is a second to none reference source for both attorneys and claims professionals that facilitates quick access to complex areas of the law involved in the settlement of both personal physical injury and other claims. —Karen D. Meyers, MBA/JD, MEd, CPCU, CLU, FLMI, CSSC, NSSTA Certification Chair
Little, Meyers & Associates, Ltd.Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments is a complete reference work for attorneys, settlement planners, and insurance and annuity brokers. It contains complete and current coverage of all issues confronting those who resolve personal injury cases through structured settlements or who litigate cases under periodic payment of judgment rules. Topics include: negotiation strategies; annuity testimony to prove future losses; the responsibilities of plaintiff and defense counsel; IRC Section 468B Settlement Funds; annuity rates; evaluating the financial strength of insurance companies; state insurance guarantee associations; financing alternatives; the interrelationship of periodic payments and entitlement to Social Security, Medicare and other public benefits; evaluating and augmenting damages; expert testimony; mass tort litigation; effects of tax legislation; structured settlement work processes; factoring; structuring worker's compensation cases; and more.Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments brings you the historical underpinnings, latest case law and statutory developments. It also provides numerous sample forms, including settlement forms, jury verdict forms, privacy waivers, offer letters, interrogatories, document requests and an attorney fee agreement, as well as ratings for life insurance companies and lists of companies that provide periodic payments.
Daniel W. Hindert, a graduate of Williams College and Vanderbilt Law School, concentrates in personal injury litigation with Parsons, Behle &Latimer, a law firm with offices in Salt Lake City, Reno and Las Vegas. www.parsonsbehlelaw.com
Joseph Julnes Dehner
Joseph J. Dehner, an honors graduate of Princeton University and the Harvard Law School, is a member of Frost, Brown & Todd LLC, a Midwestern law firm, with his office in Cincinnati, Ohio. www.frostbrowntodd.com
Patrick J. Hindert
Patrick Hindert is Managing Director of S2KM Limited and The Settlement Services Group (TSSG). He is member of the Ohio State Bar Association and graduated from Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School. Hindert has been a leader within the structured settlement industry since since 1977. He previously served as President of Benefit Designs, Inc. (1977-98) and The National Structured Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) (1990-91) as well as Executive Director of the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) (2003). Hindert authors S2KM's blog "Beyond Structured Settlements" as well as S2KM's wikis. With Daniel Hindert and Joseph Dehner, Hindert authors Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments published by Law Journal Press® and updated semi-annually.