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Structured settlements : a practical guide

Author: Iain S Goldrein; Margaret R De Haas
Publisher: London ; Austin, Tex. : Butterworths, 1993.
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In the field of personal injury litigation, "structured settlements" are new legal technology. This text explains the workings of these settlements and predicts the outcome of the concept. The US  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iain S Goldrein; Margaret R De Haas
ISBN: 0406020566 9780406020567
OCLC Number: 28815047
Description: xvi, 290 pages : illustrations, forms ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1 General principles: the nature of structured settlements; the history of structured settlements; how a structured settlement works; conventional lump sum or structured settlement?; the criteria for a structured settlement; the negotiation, arrangement and approval or a structured settlement; the arrangement of the structure; the future. Part 2 Case law: "Foley v Fletcher and Rose"; "Inland Revenue Commissioners v Ramsay"; "Dott v Brown'; "Stachnik v Mitchell"; "Kelly v Dawes"; "Everett v Everett and Norfolk County Council"; "Payne v Thackray"; "Moxon v Senior"; "Heeley v Britton"; "Grimsley v Grimsley and Meade"; "Everett v Carter"; "Beck v Plasticisers Ltd"; "Field v Herefordshire Health Authority; "Tombs v Merton and Sutton Health Authority"; "O'Toole v Mersey Regional Health Authority"; "Lovell v Southampton and SW Hampshire Health Authority"; "Boobbyer v Johnson"; "Kearney v Caldwell"; "Marshall v Westminster City Council"; "Re A.M."; "Wickens v J & J Steel Erection Ltd"; "Rackshaw v Stallard"; "Smith v Jr Pembroke"; "Re L.O.M.; Re W.B."; "Fournier v Canadian National Railway Company"; "Metcalfe v London Passenger Transport Board"; "Burke v Tower Hamlets Health Authority"; "Braybrooke v Parker and Bicks"; discounts and diversity. Part 3 The plaintiff's solicitor's approach" what cases may be appropriate for "structuring"?; advising the plaintiff; approaching the defendants; the defendants agree in principle - what next?; trial directions; the "without prejudice" meeting; interest; the conventional sum agreed - the next steps; case study - "Everett v Carter"; payments into court; the discount; involvement of accountants; costs; commission. Part 4 Defendants' perspectives: the benefits of structured settlements for defendants and insurers; the costs of structured settlements for defendants and insurers; benefits versus costs; task analysis - who does what?; particular defendants; security; new environment. Part 5 A view from the Exchequer: the claims handling process; reasons to structure; how do structures operate?; design annuity package; obtain annuity quotation; formalizing the settlement; problems with and barriers to structured settlements; moves afoot. Part 6 Accountancy and taxation issues: general; the forensic accountant's role in structured settlements; the forensic accountant's report; the annuity; structured settlement or traditional lump sum; taxation issues; further practical considerations. Part 7 A case study. (Part contents).
Responsibility: editors-in-chief, Iain S. Goldrein and Margaret R. de Haas ; with a foreword by Michael Wright.


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