Structured settlement trade association has new president

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The National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) announced that they named Jim Early of Ringler as the NSSTA President for the 2017-2018 term. Structured settlements are thought of by some as competition for litigation finance, especially for funds specializing in mass tort cases that are largely settled law….

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Champerty Still Alive in New York State

The New York Court of Appeals has breathed new life into Champerty, after expressly stating that the once-dormant doctrine retains vitality in New York….

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Iowa Lawmakers Push Bill To Hinder Medical Malpractice Suits

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The Iowa Senate granted final approval to a tort reform bill designed to discourage medical malpractice suits only one week after House lawmakers agreed to remove the $250,000 “hard cap” on noneconomic damages….

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Augusta Backing Mastercard and Visa Claims

British Middle market claims funder Augusta is seeking to back claims against Visa and Mastercard. Augusta is supported by a private wealth management company in Canada….

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CBO says Tort Reform Bill Could Save $50B Over Next 10 years

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The Congressional Budget Office has announced that a federal Tort Reform Bill currently being weighed in the House of Representatives could save the U.S. economy an estimated $50B over the next 10 years….

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Missouri Set To Become 13th State to Pass Asbestos Transparency Rule

Missouri is poised to become the latest state with a law requiring plaintiffs in asbestos lawsuits to fully disclose claims they may have filed with asbestos trusts….

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