Council members Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3), Charles Allen (D-Ward 6), Anita Bonds (D-At Large), David Grosso (I-At Large) and Brandon T. Todd (D-Ward 4) introduced a structured settlement protection act to protect District of Columbia residents seeking to sell their structured settlement payment streams. While we agree with the op-ed in The Washington Post on September 11, 2015 […]
In the wake of The Washington Post article by Terrence McCoy on the exploitation of lead-poisoning victims by the structured settlement factoring industry, Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY), Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) have called for an investigation into the practices of the companies that buy lawsuit settlements at steep discount rates […]
A recent article in The Washington Post by Terrence McCoy “How companies make millions off lead-poisoned, poor blacks” highlights the problems plaguing the structured settlement factoring industry, where recipients of structured settlements are often urged to “sell” their payment streams in exchange for lump sums of cash at steep discount rates. Structured settlement protection acts […]
Two Edward Stone Law cases were featured prominently in today’s Wall Street Journal – “Firms Help Settlement Holders Cash Out Payments Meant to Last a Lifetime”. What the WSJ article fails to describe is the high pressure predatory sales tactics used to raid large structured settlement annuities that were intended to last a lifetime. The […]
Edward Stone will be a guest speaker at the Society of Settlement Planners 2015 Annual Conference in Las Vegas on March 30, 2015. Mr. Stone’s presentation will focus on the risks to settlement planners in the aftermath of the Executive Life Insurance Company of New York (ELNY) failed rehabilitation and eventual liquidation.
The structured settlement business is shrinking as falling demand makes them less attractive to claims professionals. But a potentially bigger issue for the industry involves ongoing litigation involving Executive Life of New York (ELNY). In a new article for LifeHealthPro, attorney Edward Stone highlights the impact this litigation has for both a major structured settlement […]