What CT Lawyers and their clients should know about Settlement Planning in Connecticut. 4structures.com® LLC President John Darer®, a Registered Settlement Planner, Chartered Financial Consultant and Sudden Money® Adviser as well as a Master Structured Settlement Consultant takes you through a myriad of settlement planning topics in this series of podcasts.
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The 1980s brought big hair and big interest rates! For a period of time ELNY had the highest structured settlement rates. But what was lurking under the surface came home to roost 30 years later. John Darer®, who never placed any ELNY business, tackles this controversial topic from all angles.
Structured Settlement Watchdog®, John Darer® tackles, exposes and provides critical commentary on controversial topics, including questionable business conduct related to buying structured settlement payment rights, otherwise known as the structured settlement secondary market, an under regulated marketplace controlled by unlicensed individuals.
Some companies in the structured settlement secondary market ( a/k/a factoring industry, or settlement purchasing industry) have employed high pressure predatory sales tactics to raid large structured settlement annuities designed to provide a lifetime of income, provide financial security and medical care for personal injury victims and wrongful death survivors. Instead of these settlement buyers providing needed liquidity to annuitants in times of hardship, these companies target people with large structured settlement annuities and shop for courts and judges they know will rubber stamp petitions that don’t meet the best interest standard required under state and federal law.
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